Art Deco: Applied – Architecture and Visual

Art Deco ranges from fashion design, jewellery designs and interior design. Many of us know it for the glamour and elegance that is attached to it. After all, it did start in a glamorous and elegant town. The detail of this form is outstanding. It is believed that Aztec and Egypt arts inspire this genre.
If you have ever studied the history of it, you may have noticed that there are terms that are used interchangeable. Some of these terms include:
Applied – Fine and Visual
The terms and concepts differ from one another, but at some point in time, they all lead to one another. Take a-deco as an example, it is also a fine art. Applied, gets its main concepts from FA and a-deco. For those of you that do not know, AA involves taking it and simply applying it to an object that you use each day. This could be plates, pens, cups, etc. It is common for individuals to use cups and plates as part of their decoration in their home.
Is It Old?
Some individuals insist that this form or genre started in Paris during the year 1925, while others believe it started happening during the year 1910. Some historians state that King Tutan Khamum’s tomb shows deco designs and he was way ahead of time. Either way you put it, yes, a-deco is old, but that does not mean it is not used in the 21st century. As the popularity of this increased, architects started to use it in their own work. Take a look at the Golden Gate Bridge, this is an example. With skyscrapers and train stations demonstrating this form, it was only a matter of time before the design started to show up in homes throughout the world.
Architecture
Architecture is a decorative type. Of course, you have some that will tell you that it is not a form of art at all, but we beg to differ. It is, in fact, labelled as a form of interior design and art. An architect is designing a building and because he/she is designing it, it is labelled that way. Take the Taj Mahal in India, it is a famous building. Do you know why it is a famous building? It is famous because of the creative architecture work that was done on it and because of the story line behind it.
Visual
Visual art involves the use of material items. This is close to applied art. Both are inspired by a-deco. When it comes to making your home or office look stylish, you can take a-deco and use it to your advantage. If you take all of your ideas and put them together, you could come up with a nice looking original design.