Anglais Brussels Art nouveau ; walks in the center (édition en langue anglaise)


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At the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels architects reacted against academicism with a new movement, called Art Nouveau. Victor Horta's style was more organic, while Paul Hankar preferred more geometric designs. Together they developed a style of architecture, that would soon become internationally famous.

In just 15 years, from 1893 onwards, hundreds of Art Nouveau buildings popped up across Brussels. Initially, the great innovators took the lead, but soon their assistants and other imitators, who were also inspired, in the early nineteenth century, by the Viennese Secession and other trends in European Art Nouveau followed suit.

Initially, this style perfectly corresponds with the ambitious of the industrial upper middle class. They wanted to leave their mark on the urban landscape with this new and often exuberant architecture. Gradually, larger groups of the population started to also use the Art Nouveau style for very different purposes, including schools, social housing, townhouses, warehouses, a house of the people...

This guide suggests nine walks, in various neighbourhoods around Brussels, allowing you to discover the many different facets of Art Nouveau in architecture. Learn more about the personality of several leading architects and decorative techniques, like sgraffito. The author also interviewed several owners, conservators or restorers of Art Nouveau buildings, who are helping to preserve this exceptional heritage.

Rayons : Tourisme & Voyages > Tourisme & Voyages Europe > Belgique > Beaux livres illustrés / Carnets de voyage

  • Auteur(s)

    Cécile Dubois, Sophie Voituron

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  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    176 Pages

  • Longueur

    23 cm

  • Largeur

    17 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    500 g

  • Distributeur


  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Cécile Dubois

Cécile Dubois est guide-conférencière spécialisée en architecture Art nouveau et Art Déco, commissaire d'exposition et auteure de nombreux ouvrages dont deux guides publiés aux Éditions Racine : Bruxelles Art Déco et Bruxelles Art nouveau.

Sophie Voituron

Sophie Voituron est une photographe plasticienne qui vit et travaille à Bruxelles. Inspirée par les villes et l'architecture, elle a remporté de nombreux concours internationaux et expose régulièrement en Europe.

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