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Art Deco vs. Art Nouveau

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Unlike Art Nouveau and its organic motifs, Art Deco deviated from many traditional classical influences and incorporated more streamlined geometric forms and metallic colors. Art Deco is one of the first interior decorating styles to focus on new technologies and materials. As Historian Bevis Hillier defined it, Art Deco is “an assertively modern style that ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material and the requirements of mass production.” However, Art Deco is still somehow influenced by Art Nouveau in terms of motifs depicting nature.