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Art Deco, a flexible art that changed history.
The staple style during the 1920s and 1930s, with its geometrically futuristic linear design, Art Deco was applied in every field, including architecture, furniture, interior design, graphic design, fashion and typography. Its simplistic, symmetric, fluid and futuristic design was easily managed and breathable, in contrast to the frilly Victorian Art Nouveau designs. It took the world by storm after the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (although some claimed that the movement started as early as 1910), influenced by historical arts like Aztec, Egyptian and Mesopotamian, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Neoclassical, Futurist and other modernist styles. Although the term Art Deco is commonly used, the term was actually coined in The Sixties during its resurgence after its popularity declined about World War Two.
- New York City skyscrapers, like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, are heavily built on Art Deco.
- The fifth installment of Civilization has some influences in Art Deco, some on the mainframe.
- Scenes based on Art Deco is featured on My Life as a Teenage Robot.
- The 1990s DCAU is heavily influenced on it.