The prosperity of the economy after World War I made construction of many architectural projects across the country possible.
The European work of this exhibition impacted the American architects and designers who attended it.
The Art Deco style is defined by its decorative motifs, geometrical lines, and symmetrical designs. Mixed metals are used alongside contrasting jewel tones. This style could be seen in public, corporate, and industrial buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright:
In the first decade of the twentieth century, Wright's work was defined by his Prairie School style architecture. By the 1920's he had transitioned to the cubist and modernist styles.
He criticized the International Style for being dependent on the machine, but his modern work was instead using the machine as a tool in the hands of the artist. Though he didn't build many buildings in the 1920's, his construction methods and combinations of nature and modern design made him a significant American architect in history.