• Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style

  • $95

At the dawn of the twentieth century, the world yearned for a new design style to embody contemporary culture. Efforts to create a design language suited to the needs and tastes of the modern world took shape during the first decades of the new century, crystallizing in Paris with the 1925 Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. The Art Deco period encompassed a multitude of decorative influences, including the updating of historical styles, the introduction of exotic elements, and the adaptation of avant-garde art currents such as the geometric abstraction of Cubism.

Art Deco is a design idiom that reflects a decorative approach to designing appealing consumer goods during the interwar period, not a single style or a unified movement. Encompassing every discipline within the applied arts, Art Deco manifested itself to some extent everywhere worldwide, perhaps the first design idiom ever to do so. Art Deco’s fundamental appeal lay in its decorative qualities, which consumers found attractive and glamorous. From skyscrapers, locomotives, automobiles, and ocean liners to fashion, advertising, and everyday home furnishings and appliances, Art Deco style captured the imagination of designers and consumers alike.

Evolving between the two World Wars, taking on unique stylistic expressions in different places around the world, Art Deco symbolized modernity, sophistication, glamour, and the optimism of technological progress. The taste for Art Deco ended with World War II, but interest emerged again in the 1960s, and its fascination remains strong today. Featuring an Introduction by expert Jared Goss and brimming with captivating imagery, Art Deco Style expresses the multifaceted allure of this global design phenomenon and its perennial appeal

9.75"W x 13"L x 1.4"H


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