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Art Deco

Art Deco, a term derived from the French 'Arts décoratifs', is a visual arts, architecture, and design style that originated in Paris in the 1910s and gained prominence in Europe and the United States during the 1920s and '30s. This movement is celebrated for its distinctive features, which include simple, clean shapes with a streamlined appearance, geometric or stylized ornamentation, and the use of a diverse range of materials.

Distinguished from its predecessor, Art Nouveau, Art Deco is regarded as a modern art style that sought to blend functional objects with artistic touches. Unlike traditional fine arts, Art Deco extended its reach into everyday life, influencing furniture, pottery, textiles, jewelry, and even the architecture of cinemas and hotels.

The movement's ethos was encapsulated by the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925, which showcased this new, modern style to the world. Art Deco's legacy is still evident in various forms of contemporary design, its influence undiminished by time. Collectors and enthusiasts of this iconic style can find Art Deco pieces that resonate with the elegance and optimism of the era.

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Country:America, Europe, France, Germany, USA, USSR (1922-1991)
Start of the period:1920
End of the period:1939