Art Nouveau

Can someone explain the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco?

I know the time periods when each was popular so I don't need that information. The two styles seem so similar--I just need to know the basic differences; or what defines each. I'm thinking of changing my decor to one or the other, or a combination of both.
Thanks.

Maybe you should look at it as the amount of softness in a piece. I believe the Art Nouveau and Deco periods overlapped somewhat. I like both late nouveau (long silhouettes, vines, nudes, etc.) and early deco, which incorporates some of the same characteristics with sharp geometrics. Later deco is sharper, without the softness, then it becomes "space age". Instead of decorating in one or the other, combine pieces you like, softer Nouveau pieces that will offset the geometrics of Deco. Even some modern things. Don't really worry about the period they're from, as long as you like them and they go well together, creating a good flow, and a good feeling.

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Fine Rare CHARLES LOTTON 13 Iridized Red Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase
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Loetz Art Glass Verre de Soie Pulled Feather Texture Vase Art Nouveau Austria
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Antique Art Nouveau FRITZ HECKERT Enameled Art Glass Vase Circa 1890 8 Tall
Antique Art Nouveau FRITZ HECKERT Enameled Art Glass Vase Circa 1890 8 Tall
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Massive KRALIK Blue on Gold Iridized Art Glass Vase c 1910 antique Bohemian
Massive KRALIK Blue on Gold Iridized Art Glass Vase c 1910 antique Bohemian
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Superb  Rare 975 LOETZ PHANOMEN Bohemian Art Glass Vase c 1902 antique
Superb Rare 975 LOETZ PHANOMEN Bohemian Art Glass Vase c 1902 antique
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Fine 825 KRALIK BLUE WAVE Bohemian Art Nouveau Glass Vase c 1902 antique
Fine 825 KRALIK BLUE WAVE Bohemian Art Nouveau Glass Vase c 1902 antique
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Scarce Dugan Glass Opal Venetian Pompeian Frit Vase Circa 1905 Art Nouveau
Scarce Dugan Glass Opal Venetian Pompeian Frit Vase Circa 1905 Art Nouveau
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Fine  Rare MONT JOYE FRENCH Art Glass Vase w Applied Bees  Spider Web c 1910
Fine Rare MONT JOYE FRENCH Art Glass Vase w Applied Bees Spider Web c 1910
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Vintage 2 PC Set IRIDESCENT colored dichroic ART GLASS Trays KURT MCVAY
Vintage 2 PC Set IRIDESCENT colored dichroic ART GLASS Trays KURT MCVAY
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1 975 C19th antique Bohemia Czech hand faceted crystal Art Glass spoon
1 975 C19th antique Bohemia Czech hand faceted crystal Art Glass spoon
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7 antique Czech gold gilt white enamel faceted mixed Art glass bangles hoops
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Beautiful Antique Art Nouveau Tango Michael Powolny Loetz Glass Jug c1900 10
Beautiful Antique Art Nouveau Tango Michael Powolny Loetz Glass Jug c1900 10
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MARCOLIN ART CRYSTAL ANGEL WITH FLUTE SWEDEN SIGNED HANDMADE L 14 KONSTGLAS
MARCOLIN ART CRYSTAL ANGEL WITH FLUTE SWEDEN SIGNED HANDMADE L 14 KONSTGLAS
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STUNNING SIGNED HAND CRAFTED GLASS BOWL WITH SILVER OVERLAY ART NOUVEAU LW
STUNNING SIGNED HAND CRAFTED GLASS BOWL WITH SILVER OVERLAY ART NOUVEAU LW
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Elegant Etched Cut Crystal Wine Glasses Goblets Hand Blown Romania
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Huge Art Nouveau lines on Jozefina tall snake skin vase
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CANDY GINGER JAR HONEY POT REUVEN RUEVEN NOUVEAU PURPLE RAIN STAIN ART GLASS
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NOUVEAU ART GLASS by REUVEN PEDESTAL BOWL NUT DiSH COMPOTE STAiNED SATiN PURPLE
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Depression Glass Basket Vase Clear with Star Design 7 x 6
Depression Glass Basket Vase Clear with Star Design 7 x 6
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MIKASA DIAMOND FIRE Pattern 6 1 2 CRYSTAL CANISTER w BALL TOP Cover
MIKASA DIAMOND FIRE Pattern 6 1 2 CRYSTAL CANISTER w BALL TOP Cover
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Art Nouveau Green Kralik Crackle Glass Vase Lamp Base
Art Nouveau Green Kralik Crackle Glass Vase Lamp Base
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Art Nouveau Pink Kralik Crackle Glass Vase Lamp Base
Art Nouveau Pink Kralik Crackle Glass Vase Lamp Base
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2 TWO PAIR OF ART NOUVEAU STYLE FROSTED GLASS  LAMP LIGHT SHADES 9 IN TOTAL
2 TWO PAIR OF ART NOUVEAU STYLE FROSTED GLASS LAMP LIGHT SHADES 9 IN TOTAL
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3 THREE ART NOUVEAU STYLE FROSTED GLASS LAMP LIGHT SHADES 9 IN TOTAL
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Loetz Olympia pattern art nouveau large bowl trophy vase
Loetz Olympia pattern art nouveau large bowl trophy vase
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New Lenox Floral Nouveau Vase Clear Non lead Crystal 10 Etched with box
New Lenox Floral Nouveau Vase Clear Non lead Crystal 10 Etched with box
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ANTIQUE KRALIK MOTHER OF PEARL QUILTED VASE ART NOUVEAU ART GLASS BOWL
ANTIQUE KRALIK MOTHER OF PEARL QUILTED VASE ART NOUVEAU ART GLASS BOWL
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Antique Signed Lalique Art Glass Fancy Song Bird France Ring Jewelry Pin Dish
Antique Signed Lalique Art Glass Fancy Song Bird France Ring Jewelry Pin Dish
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Malmo Nebraska Ruby Toothpick 1887 1987 Souvenir Glass Mint
Malmo Nebraska Ruby Toothpick 1887 1987 Souvenir Glass Mint
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Art Nouveau Loetz bowl iridescent bronze frame
Art Nouveau Loetz bowl iridescent bronze frame
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Bohemian Czech DECANTER SET Raised porcelain flowers MOSER hand gilded stemware
Bohemian Czech DECANTER SET Raised porcelain flowers MOSER hand gilded stemware
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Rare Antique Ruby Glass Gold Parrot Tulip Victorian Design Candy Bon Bon Dish
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TIFFANY Glass RED FAVRILLE Scarab Yellow 14K GOLD Ring LC Tiffany
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vtg Art Nouveau Victorian 1800s White Milk Glass oval Vanity Dresser Tray Dish
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Rindskopf Art Nouveau Glass Vase Bohemian Coral Green Pleated Swirl
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Vintage Sasaki Glassware Water Glasses 9 PC Set
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