Download Architecture Art Deco Background. Art deco architecture is not a revival style. It took its name, short for arts décoratifs, from the exposition.
Many of these buildings have a vertical emphasis, constructed in a manner intended to draw the eye upward. Reaching its heyday in the early 1920s and 1930s, art deco architecture is a modern take on neoclassical, one that is equally historic, retro and fabulous. A decorative style of bold geometric shapes and bright colours, it encompassed furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and architecture.
Early art deco designers were clear of their intention.
Rectangular, often blocky forms are arranged geometrically, with the addition of rooftop spires and/or curved. Making its first debut in paris in 1925, today, the style is marked by its characteristic bright colors, from pastel blues and pinks, to bright oranges. In an era newly infatuated with air travel, he anticipated commercial airliners would fly between the high. Many of these buildings have a vertical emphasis, constructed in a manner intended to draw the eye upward.