The architectural movement in the twentieth century

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At its highest quality of design and creativity, architecture becomes a form of passion, an idea from the concepts of art and science. Architecture is an approach of an architect's thoughts, emotions, values & beliefs creating innovations & inspirations. (The Resident Architect, 2010) Concepts build to reality tells out a story, acts out events held that connects mankind bringing a community and life of the past, present and future. (Woods, 2007)

2.0 The architectural movement in the twentieth century

In the twentieth century, the transition of the architectural styles from one another reflects the art, cultures, technology and the people. Fragments & frictions of the transition in the architectural movement from Art Nouveau to Post-Modernism show the beautiful world of architecture in this time period.

2.1 Art Nouveau & Art Deco

Art Nouveau was the first stage of modern architecture in the 1890's with the name originated from a shop in Paris in 1895.

Known as a field of decorative design, this style particularly used iron and glass for ornamental designs which later used for structural designs with decorative characters, curved lines, organic & geometric patterns.(Wolf, n.d) However, Art Nouveau was short lived for the style ended by the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914 which outburst the style of Art Deco in the 1920's. (Howarth, 1990) The style lived as a simplified appearance of classical architecture that portrait the future with a geometric, sleek & dramatic essence. In addition to the presence of jazzy patterns, Art Deco was also known as Jazz Moderne. Designed in zig zag & cubic forms using chrome or plastic ornamentation it was objectively used for commercial reasons in movie theatres, fashion shops & hotels. (Craven, n.d)

2.2 Expressionism & Brutalism

Soon after World War 1, Expressionism was the next transition that...