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Art Nouveau Architecture

By Anne Anderson

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ISBN: 9781785007675
PUBLISHED: 19/11/2020
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 335 colour photos and 26 black & white

Distinguished by their lavish sculpture, metalwork or tile facades, Art Nouveau buildings certainly stand out. Art Nouveau buildings are unique, audacious and inspirational. Rejecting historic styles, considered inappropriate for an era driven by progress, architects and designers sought a new vocabulary of architectural forms. Their vision was shaped by modern materials and innovative technologies, including iron, glass and ceramics. A truly democratic style, Art Nouveau transformed life on the eve of the twentieth century and still captivates our imaginations today. Beautifully illustrated, this book:


  • Explains how the new style came into being, its rationale and why it is known by so many different names: French Art Nouveau, German Jugendstil, Viennese Secession, Catalan Modernisme, Italian Liberty and Portuguese Arte Nova
  • Considers how architectural forms were transformed into a symbolic language that expressed the modern era
  • Illustrates how architects controlled every aspect of their buildings, including the fittings and furniture
  • Covers the key architects and designers associated with the style; Victor Horta in Brussels, Hector Guimard in Paris, Antoni Gaudi on Barcelona, Otto Wagner in Vienna, Odon Lechner in Budapest and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow
  • Offers detailed descriptions and stunning photographs of buildings to be found in Brussels, Paris, Nancy, Darmstadt, Vienna, Budapest, Barcelona, Milan, Turin and Aveiro
  • Covers the decorative arts, stained glass, tiles and metalwork that make Art Nouveau buildings so distinctive

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