The Art Deco movement dominated the period between the two world wars. It first appeared in France in the 1920s and spread internationally until the Second World War. The style expressed a time of rapid industrialisation and technological development. It was the epitome of the modern.
Art Deco architecture and design appeared in buildings, art, fashion and film. It features geometric shapes, clean, smooth lines, and often bold colours. It emphasises symmetry.
Famous American Art Deco buildings of the time include New York's Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and the Rockfeller Center.
In Adelaide, many new buildings were built and a number of existing buildings were remodelled in the style.
This trail includes examples of the Art Deco period architecture you can still see in the city.