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Art Nouveau / 5 villas and private mansions

By 27 October 2022April 19th, 2024No Comments

An unprecedented panorama of Art Nouveau through five emblematic buildings in Brussels and Nancy.

Art Nouveau emerged at the end of the 19th century as a “total art”, bringing together all disciplines and mobilizing both craft skills and new techniques.

Breaking away from academic classicism, the movement heralded the intense upheaval that architecture was to experience over the following decades; but the impetus of freedom it inspired, manifested as much in the formal expression of its creations as in the disciplinary decompartmentalization it provoked, was to know no equal.

Gradually eclipsed from the 1910s onwards by the advent of the Modern Movement, Art Nouveau left behind a legacy of jewels whose quality of execution and attention to detail (furniture, lighting, stained glass, ironwork…) never cease to amaze.

Éditions du Moniteur,

176 pages,

2022

Maison-atelier Horta, Brussels © Manuel Bougot

Hotel Solvay, Brussels © Manuel Bougot

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THE AUTHORS

Vincent Bertaud du Chazaud

Vincent Bertaud du Chazaud is an architect, graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts et industries de Strasbourg in 1976, and holds a doctorate in art history from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne since 2004.

Manuel Bougot

Manuel Bougot is a photographer with a passion for architecture and urban planning. Since 2009, his work on Le Corbusier’s achievements in India has been the subject of international exhibitions.