|About Moderne Architecture
Streamlined Moderne, sometimes referred to as Art Moderne, was a design style which emerged during the 1930's. Its architectural style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, rounded corners, flat roofs, horizontal bands of windows, and smooth walls with no ornamentation. Curved window glass wrapping around corners, stainless steel window and door trim, and sunshade roofs over southern windows were also popular Art Moderne details.
Moderne Style Mouldings
Art Moderne style mouldings use long, smooth, parallel lines with soft corners and suggest the speed of the machine age.
|Elevation drawing and design courtesy of The D.H. Ellison Co.|