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art moderne:

see art decoart deco
or art moderne
, term that designates a style of design that originated in French luxury goods shortly before World War I and became ubiquitously and internationally popular during the 1920s and 30s.
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Art Moderne

A design style characterized by horizontal elements, rounded corners, flat roofs, glass blocks, smooth walls, windows that wrap around corners without posts, and asymmetrical massing, all intended to look streamlined. Also called Style Moderne and Streamline Moderne.

Art Moderne

An architectural style found principally in houses constructed in the 1930s, following the earlier Art Deco style. Common characteristics may include smooth stuccoed wall surfaces; flat roofs; architectural details that emphasize the horizontal appearance of the building; rounded exterior corners; ribbon windows that may continue around a corner; glass blocks; an asymmetrical façade. The jagged version of this style is sometimes called Zigzag Moderne. Also see International style. Compare with Art Deco and Streamline Moderne.
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On a trop souvent en art moderne affaire a des recettes faciles, et l'art veritable en souffre.
A 30-story reinterpretation of the early-century Art Moderne movement, this austere flagship is the new icon of sophistication downtown.
Toutefois, il faut necessairement rappeler que cet art moderne a Agadir n'est pas ne du neant, c'est par contre une tres longue et lente evolution d'oeuvres artistiques seculaires concue par des femmes berberes du Maroc profond et rural qui depuis des siecles ont cree de magnifiques tapis - tableaux, tissus brodes, vetements aux tissus et couleurs raffines, babouches et bottes aux decors splendides, sacoches, couvertures, coussins et mille autres objets que certaines personnes qui ne connaEt pas bien cet aspect de l'art marocain et l'appelle artisanat, mais c'est en verite d'authentiques creations artistiques.
Downtown Deco: Participants will discover Austin's surprisingly large collection of Art Deco and Art Moderne architecture.
The DeLido, a cherished Art Moderne Melvin Grossman and Morris Lapidus designed building, looks spectacular after a recent $100 million renovation.
Sparkle Plenty pieces reflect a host of vintage styles from Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau to Egyptian Revival, Art Deco, and Art Moderne.
James Bowen calls the style an adaption of Art Moderne.
Lavish and often beautifully trimmed with aluminum, chrome, inlaid wood and lacquer, the streamlined silhouettes of the finest mid-century cars represent prime examples of Art Moderne design.
The opening of The Regent Bal Harbour is sure to up the exclusivity index with a stunning spirit-of-place design, incorporating an Art Moderne nod to Miami's vibrant architectural legacy, and a 21st century glass facade which soars and curves like a ship's sails.
A multi-million dollar art collection features works by more than a dozen established and emerging Latin American and European artists who have created modern works inspired by the Art Moderne era.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, a restored 1950s oceanfront Art Moderne landmark hotel, is set to open December 11, 2003, on the corner of fashionable Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue in the famed Art Deco district.
A 115-room boutique hotel in Coconut Grove will open late 2001, followed by a 375-room oceanfront Art Moderne landmark, to open on South Beach in early 2002.