Art Deco in the 1920's

By: Kelsi Newman

Art Deco Movement

The Art Deco Movement began in France. It appeared during the year 1925 in a Pairs art show. There was previous styles that used natural curves and flowery designs. But Art Deco was a major change and very different. Art Deco used sleek lines and modern patterns. The people that created Art Deco used the following materials such as glass, stainless steel, and inlaid wood.

The Chrysler Building

New York became pretty much the heart of Art Deco Movement. People were starting to build skyscrapers in the Art Deco style. One of the buildings was the Chrysler Building, which begun in 1928. When the Chrysler Building was done which was in 1930. It was the tallest man-made structure in the entire world. The Chrysler Building stood 1,047 feet tall.

Art Deco

Art Deco quickly spread across the country very fast. You would see the art deco design in mainly train stations and movie theaters. It also had an impact on furniture and jewelry, and even some automobiles. Art Deco remained in design until the end of the 1930s