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Sinuous vs geometric

In the late 1920s, a new streamlined design aesthetic dubbed Moderne (now known as Art Deco) combined Cubism’s geometric base with sinuous embellishments. Once again, textile patterns and fashion design echoed the trend. Shiny fabrics only enhanced the connection with the "speed" of modern life–and art. --http://tirocchi.stg.brown.edu/514/story/fashion_art.html [Feb 2006]

Art Nouveau features sinuous lines.

Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, Machine Age design feature geometric lines.

sinuous Google gallery vs geometric Google gallery.

Art Nouveau Google gallery vs Art Deco Google gallery.

See also: Art Deco - Art Nouveau

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