During the 1920’s and 1930’s there was a reaction against the ornate pre-war design styles, and a new, angular and geometric style appeared, originally known as “Style Moderne”. (The term “Art Deco” was not coined until the 1960’s.) This was an amalgamation of many other design styles, and was considered to be the height of elegance and modernism. Figures, flowers, birds and animals were highly stylized and often combined with abstract images. It was a popular style in architecture during the period, and can be seen in many buildings such as the Chrysler building in New York.