Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Art Nouveau > Lists
Showing 1-2 of 2
posted in Icons
#3 of 10 from Rocking Architectural Styles by
“I don't know what it is about Art Nouveau that made me fall in love with it. The pure expression of the flowing lines is so intriguing. It also spans so many mediums aside from
#1 of 10 from Rocking Architectural Styles by
About this topic


Art Nouveau is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name 'Art nouveau' is French for 'new art', it is also known as Jugendstil, German for 'youth style', named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.

Art Nouveau's fifteen-year peak was strongly felt throughout Europe—from Glasgow to Moscow to Spain—but its influence was global. Hence, it is known in various guises with frequent localized tendencies. In France, Hector Guimard's metro entrances shaped the landscape of Paris and Emile Gallé was at the center of the school of thought in Nancy. Victor Horta had a decisive impact on architecture in Belgium. Magazines like Jugend helped spread the style in Germany, especially as a graphic art form, while the Vienna Secessionists influenced art and architecture throughout Austria-Hungary. Art Nouveau was also a movement of distinct individuals such as Gustav Klimt, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alfons Mucha, René Lalique, Antoni Gaudí and Louis Comfort Tiffany, each of whom interpreted it in their own ...

view wiki


First to Review

"Antoni Gaudí"
American craftsman style

Architectural Styles


Related Topics
Gothic Architecture

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flouris

Classical Architecture

Classical architecture is the set of building styles and tec


An architectural style that flourished in Italy in the 17th

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since