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Architecture: Art Deco

Art Deco architecture was popular in the United States between 1925 and 1940, being embraced as a refreshing and modern change from the styles that had come before it. This particular style of architecture is still visible in many buildings today, with elements being adopted and utilised even in modern buildings that enjoy a little bit of throwback architecture. If you're a fan of different architectural styles and are looking to learn a little bit more about the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century, then just keep on reading.


Art Deco architecture was popular in the United States between 1925 and 1940, being embraced as a refreshing and modern change from the styles that had come before it. This particular style of architecture is still visible in many buildings today, with elements being adopted and utilised even in modern buildings that enjoy a little bit of throwback architecture. If you’re a fan of different architectural styles and are looking to learn a little bit more about the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century, then just keep on reading.

Architecture: Art Deco

The Art Deco architectural movement influenced more than just buildings, lending itself to interior design, fashion, and even furniture, too. The movement was characterised by an extremely creative style, which people absolutely loved as a follow up from the revivalist sensibilities that had preceded it.

So, what were the main features of Art Deco architecture?

Art Deco architecture was characterised by a number of specific features, that are still noticeable on instances of this style today. These included geometric patterns, including triangles and chevron style patterns, hard-edged, and low relief designs were also prevalent. One of the main significant features of this building style was the rich embellishment that was often found on the finished product. As you can tell, the Art Deco movement put a lot of stock into creativity as a whole. Many of these buildings took inspiration from Native American style designs, making use of the shapes, patterns and designs found on relics of the Native American culture throughout history.

You’d be correct in thinking that Art Deco was a rather luxurious style of architecture, and could be rather expensive to build, and of course to buy. Some buildings had extremely expensive, but very luxurious, hand created and applied decorations both on their interior and exterior, however in an effort to keep costs down, some buildings had to make do with repetitive patterns that were created by machines. Whichever style was used, however, the finish was still a lovely one.

In comparison to many other styles of architecture throughout history, Art Deco was truly a luxury and, despite only being popular for a fifteen year period, has certainly left its mark on the world to this day.

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.