Design Movement: Art Deco


Art Deco, like its forerunner Art Nouveau, was an eclectic style and drew on many sources. Designers sought to infuse jaded traditions with new life and to create a modern style based on a revitalised decorative language. To do so, they borrowed from historic European styles, as well as from contemporary avant garde art, the rich colours and exotic themes of the Ballets Russes, and the urban imagery of the machine age.


Principal Players

Eileen Gray

Albert Anis

Walter Dorwin Teague


Walter Dorwin Teague Documentary

How to Draw Art Deco

Art Deco in Miami

Art Deco: Cribs

Art Deco Posters

Art Deco Automobiles

Glamour’s Golden Age

Further Information


V&A Art Deco