Art Deco - definition of architectural style

What is Art Deco?

Estimated period of occurence (1920 - 1940)

Art Deco was an artistic and design style which originated in France in the 1920s and lasted throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It was a direct departure from its predecessor - Art Nouveau. In contrast to Art Nouveau's asymmetrical curves, Art Deco is characterised by linear symmetry and geometric shapes. Its influences come from the early avant-garde styles (Constructivism, Cubism, Futurism and even Rationalism). This style influenced all areas of design, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, fashion, jewellery, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film.

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