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Modern Historicism

1930’s-2000’s Developing in the first decades of the 20th century and continuing into the 21st century, Modern Historicism emphasizes the importance of history by using attributes and/or elements from past styles or periods within a modern framework. Modern Historicism looks … Continue reading

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Organic and Sculptural Modern

1930’s-Early 1970’s Organic and Sculptural Modern, inspired by sculptural forms or abstracted living organisms, rejects the hard edges and geometry of the International Style. It seeks total unity within the design or scheme through harmony with nature and a human … Continue reading

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Geometric Modern

1930’s-1960’s Geometric Modern continues the design language and many of the ideas of the Bauhaus and International Style through work of the originators and their followers. Key characteristics include functionalism, geometric forms, little applied decoration, and new materials and technologies. … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Modern

1900’s – 1960’s Scandinavian Modern refers to a specific architecture and design from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway in the early 20th century. Although adopting elements of Bauhaus and International Style modernism, expressions are simple, functional, often minimal, yet incorporate … Continue reading

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Art Deco, Art Moderne

1920’s – Early 1940’s Art Deco is a worldwide style with a diversity of expressions in all the design arts, including architecture, interior design, furniture, decorative arts, graphic design, book arts, fashion and film. Art Deco architecture develops from the … Continue reading

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International Style

1920’s-1930’s The International Style broadly refers to a modern architectural style arising in Europe in the 1920’s, and in the United States and rest of the world from the 1930’s onward. The style gets its name and identity from Modern … Continue reading

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The Bauhaus

1919-1933 The Bauhaus, an innovative German school of art and design, strives to unite art, craftsmanship, technology in an aesthetic expression that reflects modern industrial life. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, the school uses a foundations course and workshop … Continue reading

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