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Art Deco, a flexible and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin decorative art]] that changed history.

The staple style during the [[RoaringTwenties 1920s]] and [[TheGreatDepression 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 streamlined, simplistic, symmetric, fluid and futuristic design was easily managed and breathable, in contrast to the frilly [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau designs.

It took the world by storm after the 1925 Paris ''[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes]]'' (although some claimed that the movement started as early as 1910), influenced by works of Romain de Tirtoff (better known as Erté), historical arts like Aztec, Egyptian and Mesopotamian, UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau, Bauhaus, Neoclassical, Futurist, Cubist and other modernist style movements. And its forms went on to every World's Fair from the 20s and 30s, then spread to all over the world.

In the 1930s, a substyle emerged, which emphasizes straighter lines, refined geometric shapes, and mechanic motifs, called "Streamline Moderne".

Although the term ''Art Déco'' is commonly used, the term was actually coined in TheSixties and TheSeventies during its resurgence after its popularity declined about UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.

Often this style is found on DieselPunk and mostly RaygunGothic settings.

!!Examples that include the art form or is applied about Art Deco:


[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''The Little King'' comics use this aesthetic, and the animated cartoons based on the comic by Creator/VanBeurenStudios have some of their characters designed like this, in order to match the designs of the original comic. The backgrounds are still standard ink wash paintings, and many of the other characters still use the Van Beuren house style.
* Tony Harris and his successors on ''ComicBook/{{Starman}}'' gave Opal City a markedly Deco look.

* The film ''Film/TheRocketeer'' had Art Deco leanings in it the design of the Rocketeer costume, and the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Rocketeermovieposter.jpg promotional posters]] were done in this style.
* The titles in most of the promotional materials for ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' (2013) are stylized in Art Deco.
* The "Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}} building", as explicitly pointed out by Egon. In RealLife it's located at 55 Central Park West; however, the real building is shorter and doesn't have the spire at the top, where the climax takes place—the spire was made using a scale model.
* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' is set in the 1920s and has some gorgeous sets, particularly the house interiors of the main characters.
* In ''Film/TheHobbit'' and its sequels, the dwarf kingdom of Erebor, under the Lonely Mountain, takes its design cues from Art Deco as well, with jagged, angular or sharply parallel elements in its sculptures and interior carvings. The design choice may evoke the Dwarves' connection to mining and precious stones, many of which naturally occur in regular, crystalline, geometric shapes.
* ''Franchise/TheHungerGames'': In the movies, much of the architectural and graphic design style in the Capitol takes inspiration from this—the buildings emulate the Soviet/Stalinist Deco school, whilst the trains and sleeker skyscrapers are inspired by "utopian" DieselPunk styles that would not look out of place in an Creator/AynRand novel.
* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', most obviously in Morbias's home, but also seen in the C-57D and the Krell underground.

[[folder: Literature]]
* Creator/AynRand is widely associated with art deco, as the style's bold lines and dramatic ambitions fit nicely with Rand's soaring, grandiloquent style and view of human achievement.

[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* The titular hotel in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' was explicitly designed in an art deco style. It's most noticeable in the hotel's huge, grandiose lobby.
* The design team admitted to basing the sandminer sets in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]'' on Art Deco.
* The opening titles of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' are absolutely pure Art Deco, using a mixture of animation and stage sets with live actors.

[[folder: Music]]
* The music videos for "Take Me Out" and "This Fire" from ''Music/FranzFerdinand2004'' by Music/FranzFerdinand make use of this style a lot, albeit in a very kitsch manner.
* The artwork for Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine' ''Ceremonials'' invokes Art Deco, along with the music video for "Spectrum".

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The design of many of the Martian buildings, rocket cars and covers of the adventure booklets in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' are drawn in an Art Deco style. After all, the setting does takes place in the 1930s.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A lot of the architecture in ''VideoGame/BioShock1'''s Rapture is of Art Deco design, drawing a lot of inspiration from 1930's and 40's American architectural styles. The game's pause menu also has a heavy Art Deco influence.
* The indie fighting game ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' borrows a lot influences of the Art Deco style (stylized as "Dark Deco") and the Golden Age of Hollywood. The music, composed by Michiru Yamane of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' fame, incorporates jazz-styled music of the 1940s to go along with the game's art direction.
* The Sierra Madre Casino in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Dead Money'' is designed in art deco style (as is quite a bit of the rest of the Fallout universe to varying extents).
* The loading screens in ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' have significant art deco design influences.
* The fifth installment of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' has some influences in Art Deco, particularly in the user interface.
* Cloudbank in ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}'' has some obvious art deco influences, mixed in Film/{{TRON}}-like aesthetics in a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Midgar-esque]] cyberpunk setting.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' has Bridgeport with Art Deco motifs on certain penthouses and houses, and Roaring Heights, a city filled to the brim with 1930s Art Deco aesthetics.
* A computer game called ''The Chessmaster 2000'' had Art Deco as its default style for the chess pieces.
* Much like ''[=BioShock=]'', ''VideoGame/Prey2017'' has this style as a strong influence for the design of the ''Talos I'' station. Most obviously, places such as the Lobby of the station display a strong influence, while the shape of the station itself looks like it walked straight out of the page image.


[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The art style of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', from the buildings, to the shading, to the character designs, is heavily based on ArtDeco combined with FilmNoir elements. Creator/BruceTimm and his crew even named the animation style as ''Dark Deco''.
* The Title Cards of ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' are based on the Art Deco style. The overall animation style also has strong Deco elements.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** Director Creator/FrankTashlin loved Art Deco and incorporated into his character and background designs. A notable example is ''Porky's Romance'', where Petunia Pig lives in a Streamline Deco house.
** ''WesternAnimation/PageMissGlory'' has a DreamSequence done in the Art Deco style.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* In ''Blog/CrossingKevinsCrossing'' the narrator buys an art deco style lamp at an antique store.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Romain "Erté" de Tirtoff's fashion illustrations.
* Most of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_de_Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka's]] paintings.
* The French FashionMagazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Gazette_du_Bon_Ton La Gazette Du Bon Ton]]'' that ran from late 1912 to 1925 is a forerunner of this, composing of at the time cutting edge fashion designs illustrated by artists like Georges Barbier, Pierre Brissaud, Paul Iribe and Erté.
* Many skyscrapers of the period were built in this style. Some notable ones:
** The most iconic are probably UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's most famous 1920s skyscrapers, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Both are heavily built on Art Deco. The Chrysler is the more obviously Art Deco (what with the radiant steel decoration at the top), but the Empire State Building is also clearly of the style, and its mast (originally envisioned to be a port for [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld airships]]) is almost parodically of the age. 30 Rockefeller Plaza is also famous, largely because of its major tenant, Creator/{{NBC}}.
** UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} has a number of Art Deco skyscrapers, the tallest of which is the Board of Trade Building, which still towers over the [=LaSalle=] Street canyon. However, its most notable Art Deco building is probably the Merchandise Mart, which is not really a skyscraper; although it is mostly an 18-story building, with a 25-story tower embedded in it, and therefore just about tall enough to be called a skyscraper, it is so ''wide'' (it was the largest building in the world for a while) and its use so unusual (it's mostly a warehouse/wholesale/retail venue rather than offices, residences, or a hotel) that calling it a skyscraper misses something.
** UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} has two landmark ones: the Fisher Building and the Guardian Building. The Guardian in particular is considered one of the finest examples of the highly decorated, ornate style of Art Deco that recalls nothing more than the most exuberant forms of Gothic architecture. The Fisher Building, for its part, is one of the major works of noted Art Deco architect Albert Kahn.
** UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's most famous Art Deco architecture is not a skyscraper, but the Golden Gate Bridge. In the skyscraper department, it boasts 450 Sutter Street, with its unique "Neo-Mayan" take on Art Deco.
* Being a former American colony, {{Philippine|s}} architecture in the 1920s and 1930s fell in love with Art Deco. Most of the buildings were unfortunately destroyed during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.
** The city of UsefulNotes/{{Manila}} [[http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/217447/lifestyle/artandculture/art-deco-regaining-lost-memory used to have numerous Art Deco style buildings]] only for most of them to be destroyed during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. The surviving structures included the Crystal Arcade, the Main Building of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_University Far Eastern University]] and Manila Metropolitan Theatre.
** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iloilo_City city of Iloilo]] in the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} also has its share of Art Deco style buildings. Among the most prominent ones is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaro,_Iloilo_City#/media/File:Jaro_Municipal_Hall_01.JPG Old Jaro Municipal Hall]] which was converted first as a police station, then as a museum.
** The facade of the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/Allan_Jay_Quesada-_DSC_0706_Cebu_Provincial_Capitol_Building,_Cebu_City.JPG Cebu Provincial Hall]] is an interesting blend of Art Deco and Neoclassic style.
* Nowadays derisively-called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalinist_architecture Stalinist Architecture]] of the [[TheGreatDepression 1933]]-[[TheFifties 1955]] period in the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] was a heavily politicized derivative of ArtDeco and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postconstructivism Post-Constructivist]] movements.
** While Stalinist architecture died in [[TheSixties the 1960s]] and got replaced by more modern if duller designs, Soviet sculptors and industrial designers [[FishOutOfTemporalWater still clung to similar styling for a few decades more]].
* Rather funnily, an entire class of automotive design which emerged during TheGreatDepression and died hopelessly during TheFifties, the "aerodynamic fastback" style. Most widely-known examples: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2LkbpW8O0AU/T75UuRPKSNI/AAAAAAAADQE/H-xsF1eroWI/s1600/1936-lincoln-zephyr.jpg Lincoln]] [[http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/1936-1948-lincoln-zephyr-8.jpg Zephyr]] and [[http://worldcarslist.com/images/cord/cord-810-westchester/cord-810-westchester-03.jpg Cord 810 / 812]]. It relied on a specific set of conditions to be met: relatively low-powered engines were not quite the best for performance ([[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany original]] [[http://speedhero.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/1938-vw-beetle-38-first.jpg VW Bug]] had barely 24hp!), yet the roads were still sparsely-populated with cars, so designers went to aerodynamic body shapes to increase efficiency and speed [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/attachment.php?attachmentid=190170&stc=1&d=1352741674 like in advanced aircraft of the time]], and also to break with the tradition of frilly, horse-carriage inspired earlier designs. Once the new high-compression engines came after [[TheFifties the early 1950s]], there was less interest in aerodynamics.
* Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror attraction at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks in California Adventure and Disneyland Paris are built in this style. According to details around the attraction, the building was constructed in 1917 and the story of the ride takes place in 1939.
* The fashion house/department store ''Biba'' was the poster child for Art Deco Revival that occurred during TheSeventies.
* Many hotels and luxury establishments still use Deco or a modernised variant of this in their interior and visual design, as Art Deco is closely associated with prosperity and luxury even today.
* The related ''Bauhaus'' movement in Germany was denounced as decadent and Jewish by the Nazis and officially discouraged.
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco[='s=] Golden Gate Bridge, which was built in the 1930s.
* Hoover Dam, also built in the 1930s, has some amazing Art Deco elements.
* ''RMS Queen Mary,'' features a lot of Art Deco in the public spaces, but made a point to not go as all out with it as her main competitor the ''Normandie.''