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Art Nouveau school building, mural on La Maison Cauchie below, on cover of 'Brussels Art Nouveau, Walks in the Center', by Lannoo Publishers.

Brussels Art Nouveau

Walks in the Center

By (author) Brussels Art Nouveau


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  • Nine walks to discover the multiple aspects of architectural Art Nouveau in Brussels
  • Including maps, places to visit, information about guided tours and notes
  • From Victor Horta, in an organic style to Paul Hankar, in a more geometrical tendency
Full Description

(Re)discover Art Nouveau at the heart of Brussels. At the end of the 19th century, the anti-academic movement pushed Brussels’ architects towards Art Nouveau. Both Victor Horta, in an organic style, and Paul Hankar, in a more geometrical tendency, created an architecture that quickly gained an international reputation. In a little more than a decade, from 1893 on, hundreds of Art Nouveau-fashioned buildings appeared in Brussels, elaborated first by the great pioneers and later by their students and imitators who are also influenced by the Vienna Secession and other trends of European Art Nouveau. At first, this style fulfilled industrial bourgeoisie’s dreams, yearning to assert itself in the city’s structure through this new, and sometimes exuberant, architecture. This book offers nine walks to discover – in different districts – the multiple aspects of architectural Art Nouveau in Brussels. Witness the personal style of the most important architects as well as decorative methods such as sgraffito. Through interviews with owners, custodians and restorers of Art Nouveau-styled buildings, Brussels Art Nouveau describes the fundamental guardians of this remarkable heritage.

About the Author

Cecile Dubois is an historian, tour guide and organiser of the Biennale Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Sophie Voituron is a photographer specialising in architectural photography.

Lannoo Publishers
25th Jun 2018
Paperback / softback
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
230 mm x 160 mm
176 Pages
140 color, 50 b&w
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