Talk:Machine Age

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The narrower art movement definition needs to be disambiguated[edit]

We need a disambiguation. The term "Machine Age" is frequently also used as a modern, retroactive label that refers to a particular branch or sub-style of Art Deco, specifically that angular, linear, mechanistic style that later had a huge influence on 1950s design (think chrome-striped diner style and Gernsback sci-fi pulp covers). The most obvious and best known example of Machine Age style is of course the feminoid robot in Metropolis (1927). A more recent, self-conscious use of the style is in the film Brazil, in the office scenes especially. For a zillion examples of what art and products of this style look like, probably the most expedient path is simply searching eBay for keywords like "Deco Machine Age", "vintage Machine Age" and "antique Machine Age". All my art books are in storage because I'm moving, but there have to be some references by now that use this term. It's distinguishable from the concept the current article is about in that it's a design and art movement or sub-movement, like Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, etc., not a general cultural "age", and it refers only to ca. 1925 through the immediately pre-WWII years. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 13:52, 18 September 2012 (UTC)