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Author: Created: 5/15/2016 9:18 AM RssIcon
The Art Deco style came from the 1925 Paris Exposition (Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes), that was held to celebrated modern world living. Even though the style was being defined the actual term "Art Deco" wasn’t coined until the late 1960s by art historian Bevis Hilliard. Before then the style was known as Zig-zag modern, Jazz modern or Art Moderne. By 1940 the style had become unpopular and was being replaced by more progressive designs. Art Deco is a culmination of exotic cultures, geometric shapes and the modern attitudes of a rapidly changing world of the 1930’s and 1940’s that resulted in a timeless style that still influences today's designs. This Blog explores the vast treasure of Art Deco architecture spread throughought the Unites States of America (USA).
By appschannel on 5/15/2016 9:19 AM

Art Deco evolved as a Modernist follow-up style to Art Nouveau during the 1930's era.  The austerity imposed by World War I resulted in a reaction to decorate buildings in a lavish and opulent style.  In Scott Fitzgerald words ,the distinctive style of Art Deco was “shaped by all the nervous energy stored up and unexpended in the War.” 


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