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Definition of Art deco

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style of interior design and architecture and jewelry that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s in which geometrical forms and daring colors and outlines were used
Art deco Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Antiques World Dictionary of Antique & Estate Jewelry
The geometric style that succeeded Edwardian jewelry beginning in the teens, and reaching full flower in the mid 1920's. This style was characterized by zigzags and sharp angles rather than the curves of the previous era. Colored stones were utilized more, and the opaque stones such as jade, onyx and coral were set in geometric shapes. Sleek animals such as Borzoi and Greyhound dogs were feautured in some designs. The style started out with relatively delicate designs, transitioning from the Edwardian, but more geometric and angular, and progressed to more the more bold and blocky style also called Art Moderne.
A Brush With Greatness Glossary
A mix of modern decorative art styles mostly from the 1920s and 1930s. It's main characteristics were derived from avant-garde painting styles of the early twentieth century, such as Cubism, Russian Constructivism and Italian Futurism. Art Deco celebrated the rise of commerce, technology, and speed, by using abstraction, distortion, and simplification, particularly geometric shapes and highly intense colors. It was considered to be an elegant style of cool sophistication in architecture and applied arts which range from luxurious objects made from exotic material to mass produced, streamlined items available to a growing middle class. Some Art Deco artists were; Grant Wood, Lyman Säyen, John Storrs, Seraphin Soudbinine
Art deco Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Art Deco , or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France just before World War I  and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production
(hypernym) artistic movement, art movement