Building ArchitectureArt Deco

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Art Deco is a decorative and architectural style of the period 1925–1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.

art deco building in Ballarat VictoriaBuildings that demonstrate this style include New York City's Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building

This style was Influenced by Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Cubist, Native American, and Egyptian sources. The distinguishing features of the style are simple, clean shapes, often with a “streamlined” look. Typical motifs included stylized animals, foliage, nude female figures, and sun rays.