Friday, March 14, 2014

Style Spotlight: Art Deco

Do you love the flapper style? Can't get enough of the Great Gatsby? Need some ideas on how to spice up your apartment? Try adding some art deco pieces. This style is characterized by bold geometric shapes, rich colors, and ornamentation. It first started in France and was very popular in the 1930s-1940s and then its popularity waned after WWII.

"Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production". During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress." (via here)

Art Deco

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