Art Deco Definition

dekō, dākō
A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925–1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.
American Heritage
A decorative style of the late 1920s and the 1930s derived from cubism, based generally on geometric forms, and applied to furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, etc.: revived in the mid-1960s.
Webster's New World

A style of decorative art and architecture originating in the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by bold geometric forms and simple composition.


Origin of Art Deco

  • French Art Déco from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes a 1925 exposition in Paris, France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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