Tag: International Style

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Art Deco

In the 1920s a number of French designers promoted a style that made ornament modern. They turned their backs on traditional classical and Gothic...

The International Style

The International Style was the name chosen to describe the modernist architecture of the 1920s and early 30s, when the work of architects such...


The expressionist movement had its heyday in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1920s. It brought dramatic new forms—curving walls and faceted domes, for...

Art Nouveau

One of the strongest reactions against the clutter, formality and artistic revivalism of the Victorian period was Art Nouveau—a style of art that swept...

The City Beautiful

There is something very distinctive about the grid plans of American cities, but also something limited. At the end of the 19th century a...


The “Renaissance,” coming from the Italian word for rebirth, came about when artists turned their backs on the medieval world and sought a model...

Modernism in Architecture between the two Wars

Since modernism is considered here in a strictly defined national framework, little attention is paid to the cultural network of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy,...
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