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The last time I was at the Gamble House, there was an annoying art history student asking the docent all kinds of annoying artsy-fartsy questions about Art Nouveau being the antecedent of Greene & Greene.
 

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maybe oversimplified as he says, but rick3ddd hit it right on the nail.

as far as G&G, it looks to me like their style is more closely fitted with art deco - the cloud motifs, cutouts, etc all have a much more "rectangular" quality than the whiplash curves of art nouveau.
 

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Here is a source for some examples of Art Nouveau furniture to go along with Icemizer's Art Deco link.

I often find it instructive to compare design styles as they are expressed in a highly defined item, since there is less variation in form due to the restricted program requirements. Below are two versions of a tea service one in the Art Nouveau style and one in the Art Deco style.



 
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