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art deco

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noun art de·co \ˌärt-ˈde-ˌkō; ˌär(t)-dā-ˈkō, ˈär(t)-ˈdā-(ˌ)\

Simple Definition of art deco

  • : a style of art, design, and architecture that uses bold lines and simple shapes

Full Definition of art deco

  1. :  a popular design style of the 1920s and 1930s characterized especially by bold outlines, geometric and zigzag forms, and the use of new materials (as plastic)

Origin of art deco

French Art Déco, from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exposition of modern decorative and industrial arts held in Paris, France, in 1925


First Known Use: 1966


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