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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Architecture walk in Paris
On Friday afternoon we signed up for a guided visit of early 20th century architecture in Paris. We saw examples of the asymmetry, curved lines, and organic motifs of Art Nouveau (1890-1914):
We then turned to Art Deco (1920-1940), which is characterized by straight lines, symmetry, bold colors, and geometric shapes.
We also visited the Maison La Roche by Le Corbusier
I spent the day thinking about my daughter-in-law, Rachel, who is an architect. I wish she were here to visit with us.
Tomorrow - more from Le Corbusier
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