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Jan142010

Art Nouveau Inspiration

Lately I have been dreaming in Art Nouveau, I find all the curves and asymmetry so interesting to look at.  I would love to be able to go back and visit Bing's Pavillion at the  Paris exhibition of 1900, or be a guest at Victor Horta's home.  I guess I will just have to settle for looking at beautiful pictures and hope to get back to Paris and Brussels soon!

Slovay House, Brussels, 1894 Victor Horta

Entrances, Paris Metro Stations 1900-1910 Hector Guimard
Van Eetvelde House, The Octagonal Hall, 1895-1897: Victor HortaWalnut Vitrine, c.1900: Emile Galle

Images From:

1. Miller, Judith. Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary. (New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005,) 466.

2. Weisberg, Gabriel P. Art Nouveau Bing: Paris Style 1900. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986,) 176.

3. Harwood, Buie, Bridget May, and Curt Sherman. Architecture and Interior Design, Volume 2. (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2008,) 492.

4. Gura, Judith. The Abrams Guide to Period Styles for Interiors. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2005,) 267.

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