Art Deco

Art Deco was a period of design and style that manifested between World War I and II, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, as well as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film. This movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Art Deco was purely decorative, at the time, this style was seen as elegant, functional, and modern. It was a modernization of many artistic styles and themes from the past. Although the name originated in France in the 1925 French art exposition at Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Art deco was not separated from the modern movement and coined until the late 60s

The art deco style is described as highly stylized geometric forms, colorful, linear decorative design which was reminiscent of modern time. Influenced by the industrial revolution, and current events such as the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. During the 30’s the Art Deco style had become more simple and bolder influenced by the international style and art movements such as cubism. Many great building were built in The United States in the Art Deco Style such as The Chrysler building, and Rockefeller center.

Firoozeh Khorrami, ASID


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