Tuesday, June 3, 2008

STYLE & STRUCTURE

Art Deco or art moderneär, term that designates a style of design that originated in French luxury goods shortly before World War I and became ubiquitously and internationally popular during the 1920s and 30s. Coined in the 1960s, the name derives from the 1925 Paris Exposition of Decorative Arts, where the style reached its apex. Art deco is characterized by long, thin forms, curving surfaces, and geometric patterning, the practitioners of the style attempted to describe the sleekness they thought expressive of the machine age. The style has undergone a resurgence of popularity, it has made a comeback yet again in everything from electronics, home decor, cosmetics & fashion...