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Noun1.1920s - the decade from 1920 to 19291920s - the decade from 1920 to 1929  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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With the Poelzigs, this took the form of a partnership that melded aspects of various movements--Expressionism, the People's Theater movement (Volkstheaterbewegung) around Max Reinhardt, the nostalgia for the rococo that sprang up among Berlin's upper crust at the beginning of the '20s, and finally the Bauhaus--into their own unique amalgam.
Guys with frilly lamp shades on their heads dancing on tables, dolls powdering their noses at elegant mirror-covered vanities: Such lush images of life in the '20s, '30s and '40s are conjured up by the latest home decorating trend.
In the '20s and '30s, Marston was best known as a tireless advocate of the polygraph--he developed an early lie detector machine--and he lobbied unsuccessfully for its use in the courts.
What Hoffmann-Axthelm Failed to point out is that Potsdamer Platz, the latest urban complex in Berlin (AR January) was always completely commercialized, and that its fame in the '20s and early '30s derived largely because it was one of the few places in the city created entirely by commerce.
This fun-filled event features the music mostly of the '20s, '30s and '40s, including swing, big band, classic jazz, traditional, blues, New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz.
Stephan Dillemuth has consciously appropriated emblems of disparate German reform and youth movements of the '20s for a postmodern age that lacks reformist designs and concepts: all-natural furniture; a model by Taut, who strove to reform architecture; Duncan, whose experimental dance theater in Hellerau was part of the reform movement of the '20s; and the artist himself as a child of nature and "kohlrabi philosopher," as the back-to-nature prophets of the day were known.
In fact, today's smoking chair is actually modeled after the French club chair of the '20s and '30s.
In the '20s, the only time when the city was free (until recently) of authoritarian government, it was the focus of a wild and pulsating urban life that became the wonder of Europe.
With America's emancipation from foreign influences, celebration of its multiracial heritage, and overthrowing of matriarchy, the '20s represented a sea-change in American self-identity.
Nor does the neoclassical style Picasso sometimes used in the teens and '20s, for instance in the dreamy Homme nu regardant une femme endormie (Nude man observing a sleeping woman), 1922, seem calculated either to embody or to arouse any lascivious thought.
The '20s building is a hive of bureaucracy, with individual offices arranged along central spine corridors.