Modernistic style


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Modernistic style

(1920–1940)
A style characterized by a mode of ornamentation combining rectilinear patterns and zigzags with geometrical curves. One of the distinctive forms consisted of polychrome low-relief frames. Ornamentation around doors and windows and on panels stresses the verticality in skyscraper designs. Stepped setbacks are also common, reflecting local urban zoning ordinances.

Art Deco

A decorative style stimulated by the Paris Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industrielles Modernes of 1925, widely used in the architecture of the 1930s, including skyscraper designs such as the Chrysler Building in New York; characterized by sharp angular or zigzag surface forms and ornaments. Also referred to as Style Moderne.
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Art Deco: Late 1920s modernistic style can be seen in the Oviatt Building, the Sun Realty Building, the Garfield Building and the Eastern Columbia Building.
The other, Les Biches by Poulenc, portrayed flirtatious chatter and seductive thoughts in both neo-classic and modernistic styles.
They thought that he was trying to do some advanced modernistic styles," Barsoumian said.