or Art Deco
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.
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Also called deco, Deco.
Origin of art deco
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
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Example sentences from the Web for art deco
It is art-deco beachy in parts, and inner-city seedy in other areas, ultimately giving it a poor man's Miami feel.
British Dictionary definitions for art deco
/ (ˈdɛkəʊ) /
- 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
Word Origin for Art Deco
C20: shortened from art décoratif, after the Exposition des arts décoratifs held in Paris in 1925
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