A study of Interior Walls Decorations in the Twentieth Century
Reham Sanad, Fatema Salim Ali Al Maqbali

This study investigated the characteristics and features of interior walls in the twentieth century. The most famous wall coverings, paints and designs developed in association to the establishment of or inspired by an artistic movement founded in the twentieth century were studied. These styles were the arts and crafts, Art nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Space age, Minimalism, Memphis and ended by the deconstructivism movement. It was found that the interior wall color design reflects clearly the two-dimensional design features of the artistic style movements adopted and established at the era in which interior walls of residential, commercial or public spaces were made. Throughout the twentieth century, interior wall design features were transformed gradually from traditional classic features including groups of colors used to reach the significant freedom in the post modernism era.

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