07 March 2008

My Exploration in ART DECO

Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1920 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, 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 Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. 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 ultra modern.


Anonymous said...

Where did you find this pattern?

Rachel Landry said...

I am not sure... it was so long ago. Come to think of it, I should have credited the photo! This wallpaper is close to it - http://www.bradbury.com/vtw_720_platinum.html