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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The influence of art deco on American architecture declined by the early 1930s and was replaced by a new conception of beauty and design inspired by the machine and technology. Constructivism in architecture originated in Moscow just after World War I with the work of two brothers, Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner. Drawing from Cubism in painting and sculpture, constructivism emphasized spatial relationships and viewed geometric forms as essential structures. They stripped their designs of ornamentation and simplified their buildings to emphasize their structure and form. All traditional accessories of a building, such as ornament and style, were discarded to make the structure and form stand out. The aesthetic effect of a building, then, depended on the formal relations of mass and space resulting from the most efficient construction. Constructivism was part of the broader movement of functionalism, which claimed that any object...

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