The Emergence of the Art Deco Style

The end of World War I brought restoration of world peace and a new futuristic ideology that would be the first inspiration for the art deco era. It was evident that change was coming and coming fast. First on the agenda was developing the world which had just been destroyed. Designs embraced minimalist philosophy with a modern vision that was influenced by new discoveries of ancient civilizations.

It was not until 1925 in Paris, when the world fair exhibits influenced the entire world to embrace this design. It was the first time the association of art, modern industry and cubism was all intertwined. The distinctive quality of the art deco period is the emphasis on geometric shapes blending together to form intricate yet symmetrical designs. This can be found in the buildings, automobiles, clothing and jewelry of this era. As you look at this bracelet you can see all the geometrical representations exploited to form one beautiful creation. 


Ryan Briggs
Ryan Briggs

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