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Documenting Deco: K–12 Learning Program

Activity One: Describing Deco

This Lesson will introduce students to Art Deco architecture and explore the context and history of Art Deco architecture in New York City and around the world. The Art Deco aesthetic in other areas of design will also be examined.

Materials provided in the activity one packet include:
  • Activity one lesson plan

  • Vocabulary of Art Deco Architecture handout

  • DescribingDeco PowerPoint by ADSNY (the presentation can be previewed to the right but it must be downloaded for full user experience.)


The Documenting Deco Educational Program is provided with funding and support provided by:



Many thanks to the instructors and administrators, for bringing this program to your students. We welcome your suggestions as we expand the program to more schools in the coming year.

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