10 of the best European cities for art deco design

Art deco’s straight lines and bold shapes were an expression of early-20th-century belief in technology and progress. Here are 10 cities around Europe that best showcase this exuberance

how disaster sparked Napier’s art deco renaissance

After the ruinous Hawke’s Bay earthquake, rebuilding a city in the midst of the Great Depression seemed impossible. But through artistry and enterprise, Napier became home to the highest concentration of art deco buildings in the world