How did art deco influence

Different eras have different historical backgrounds and as a result there is usually an impact on society.Historical events affect the way people live and interact with their surroundings. As a result art and design is generally affected as the two are so closely linked with people's thoughts, feelings and emotions.Art deco style became popular during the inter-war period of the 1920's and 30's, although the style really began around 1908.This was a time where many important events took place and in this essay I intend to discuss how they influenced the design style and if the birth of art deco had any influences itself.
In the years 1914 to 1918 the First World War took place.It had a great impact on society, as so many lives were lost and so much devastation was caused.People had never experienced so much turmoil.It affected all classes of society, the rich and poor everyone had been affected in some way.After the war there was a united feeling in Britain.The war had been won and brought great optimism to everyone.People believed that a better world could be constructed and the feeling that a revolution in design was beginning grew stronger.People wanted to forget the war and the bad times that had just passed and revel in something new and modern.The atmosphere only encouraged designers to be different and to create new and exciting things that had never been seen before.There was a feeling that the world should now be more efficient.Previously so much thought and effort was put into the ornamentation of an object, in art deco this almost became irrelevant and the function more important as designers embraced efficiency.The designs accentuated the objects purpose, which I feel became its ornamentation.I think this made people appreciate an objects design and this helped drive an ever increasing level of consumerism, all people wanted to buy into this idea that they were also new and …


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