Monday, 3 November 2008

Art Deco

Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architectureinterior design, andindustrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashionpainting, the graphic arts and film. This movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including NeoclassicalConstructivismCubismModernismBauhausArt Nouveau, andFuturism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, functional, and modern.

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