Deco Revolution…

Considering Frank Sinatra and Swing were during the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s I thought that I shoulkd have a look at Art Deco.

Art Deco was the most fashionable style of design during the 1920s and 1930s in Europe and America, and was mainly characterized by sleek geometrical and stylized forms and bright colours.  Art Deco was originally a luxury style, with costly materials such as ivory, jade, and lacquer much in evidence. However, when the exhibition Machine Art in New York, the emphasis was on the general style and impression of an interior rather than upon the individual craft object. Perhaps partly because of the effects of the Depression, materials that could be easily mass produced—such as plastics—were adapted to the style.

Art Deco visibly takes inspiration from a multitude of art movements, such as cubism, fauvism, constructivism and futurism. Art Deco also takes inspiration from streamlined forms of certain artists of the period.

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