Key Deco

Steinway & Sons’ “Peace Piano,” a reconstruction of an Art Deco instrument designed for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, will visit campus Friday as part of a two-year international tour to raise money for UNICEF.

Area pianists have an opportunity to play it in the morning (8:00 a.m.-noon, Foy Hall) for a $100 donation, which will grant them 15 minutes’ playing time. To register, call Mark Love at Jacobs Music in Philadelphia, 215 568-0021, Ext. 31.

Members of Gamma Pi chapter of Delta Omicron music fraternity and Moravian’s piano faculty will put the piano through its paces in a recital at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, $6 seniors and students.

The piano was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960), an Art Deco industrial designer who is famous for the Eastman Kodak camera and the look and logo of the Texaco gas station. Texaco was the first oil company to adopt a specific design for its coast-to-coast stations.

Department of Coincidence: the 1939 World’s Fair was known by its trylon and perisphere (elongated pyramid and globe) logo, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Delta Omicron logo. Hmm.

Walter Dorwin Teague (right) made the cover of Popular Mechanics in 1940 for his high-speed train—almost 25 years before the Japanese ‘bullet train’ went into service.

Trylon and perisphere
logo of 1939 World’s Fair .

October 26, 2004

A Certain Candidate:
Classics professor Jim Tyler writes a political satire.

Key Deco:
A Steinway Art Deco piano is in residence at Moravian and welcomes players.
Two for the Seesaw:
Tucker and Begala from CNN's "Crossfire" debate the presidential campaign tonight at Moravian.
InCommon's publishing schedule for the rest of 2004..
Party Animal:
Patrick St. John '05 runs for State Assembly.

Campus calendar.

Through a Glass, Darkly:
Moravian theater produces "Rashomon.".
Faculty, staff, student achievements.
Accounting Club students walk to benefit diabetes research.

Vice President Report (PDF)
An update on the Career Center from Bev Kochard.