art deco

or Art Deco


noun
  1. a style of decorative art developed originally in the 1920s with a revival in the 1960s, marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of synthetic materials, as plastics.

Origin of art deco

1
1965–70; <French Art Déco, shortened from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exposition of modern decorative and industrial arts held in Paris, France, in 1925
  • Also called deco, Deco.

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British Dictionary definitions for Art Deco

Art Deco

/ (ˈdɛkəʊ) /


noun
    • a style of interior decoration, jewellery, architecture, etc, at its height in the 1930s and characterized by geometrical shapes, stylized natural forms, and symmetrical utilitarian designs adapted to mass production

    • (as modifier): an Art-Deco carpet

Origin of Art Deco

1
C20: shortened from art décoratif, after the Exposition des arts décoratifs held in Paris in 1925

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