Art Deco is a design, architecture, and visual arts movement that first emerged in France prior to World War 1.
This design trend had an impact on the creation of houses, furniture, jewellery, clothing, theatres, ocean liners, cars, and other common household items. It was named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which was held in Paris in 1925 and is short for Arts Décoratifs.
Luxurious, glamorous, exuberant, and optimistic were all characteristics of Art Deco. Art Deco incorporated the opulent past styles of royal courts with the striking imagery of far-off places like Egypt, India, and Mayan Art. Chinese and Russian art also had an impact.
It featured pricey and rare materials like ebony and ivory as well as exquisite craftsmanship that included famous pieces of New York City architecture like the Chrysler Building. During this time, women’s fashion flourished, with Paris serving as its hub. Fashion magazines displayed illustrations of dresses with elaborate embroidery, furs, and expensive fabrics.
George Barbier, arguably the best illustrator of his time, created the images that adorn this stylised 12-month wall calendar. This calendar, which is a convenient 8.5 x 8.5 size, will show you a full year of delightful styles from this era.