Art Deco (c.1908 to 1935) in BBC Lifestyle

Art deco began in Europe, particularly Paris, in the early years of the 20th century, but didn’t really take hold until after World War I. It reigned until the outbreak of World War II. It was not just for the elite. By the 1930s, mass production meant that everyone […] Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.co.uk

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Art Deco Design Influences

Art Deco, like its forerunner Art Nouveau, was an eclectic style and drew on many sources. Designers sought to infuse jaded traditions with new life and to create a modern style based on a revitalised decorative language. To do so, they borrowed from historic European styles, as well as from contemporary avant garde art, the rich colours and exotic themes of the Ballets Russes, and the urban imagery of the machine age. Click here to…

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