Art Deco Aerial

We've heard about Art Deco as an architectural style, with its stream-lined surfaces, linear and geometric shapes, and symmetry. All these characteristics expressed the glamor, vibrancy, sex-appeal and money of the Roaring '20s. They were a far cry and a reaction to the previous WWI years of chunky, heavy, and conservative Victorian style. That kind of architecture was inspired by classical motifs like columns and stonework, and while it may not have always been true to its form, for many the earlier, Gilded Age kind of architecture - like what one can tour in the Driehaus Museum - represented old money.