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Art Deco

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

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The Old Lighthouse Morecambe, Lancashire

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The old lighthouse on Morecambe's stone pier dates from 1855 and formerly guided railroad ferries sailing between Morecambe and Ireland. The building immediately behind the lighthouse has been converted in a cafe or tea-room.
 
Morecambe itself only really dates from the middle of the 19th century, when the railway arrived and a harbour was built. Both the original station and the harbour have now gone, and after the town's two seaside piers were demolished in the second half of the 20th century following storm damage and a fire the town went into decline.
 
One of the outstanding buildings that remains is the Midland Hotel, seen in the background. This is an important art deco luxury hotel situated on the seafront. It still contains interior design and art pieces by the renowned artist Eric Gill. It underwent a £7m restoration and re-opened for business in June 2008.
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