Art Nouveau, nature, Art Deco and industrial influence : LUSENET : Art Deco Society of Washington : One Thread

After some digging around, I've been unable to come up with a satisfactory description of the way in which the Victorian aesthetic led to Art Nouveau and then to Art Deco. I've always assumed that one was, in some sense, a reaction to its predecessor, but I'm unsure of this. Would it be fair to say that Art Nouveau was a counterattack on the industrial revolution and that art deco was, in some cyclical sense a "re-embracing of it?"

-- Tim Brosnan (, May 06, 2001


No it wouldn't! i think that's the wrong angle in which to view it. it's too assuming! but please do get back to me soon, and i'd like to hear more of your theories.


-- danny gillespie (, April 18, 2004.

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