Friday, 28 October 2005

Victa Horta -- Horta House

Victor Horta designed this Brussels house for himself in 1893, and with its design he invented Art Nouveau.

His intention was to use the new materials of steel and glass to begin to liberate architecture from the past. 

His treatment of the traditional European house form is still just pure delight. A film exists that "describes the development of the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels, Vienna and Germany and introduces the viewer to fascinating personalities - Horta, Hoffmann, Van de Velde, Ohlbrich, Mahler, Klimt and Schiele."

You can download all 65MB of it here, if you're keen, like I am. :-)

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2 comments:

  1. Check this out PC
    http://www.thefrown.com/player.php?/frowners/becomerepublican

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  2. You bugger, I thought you were confessing your Art Nouveau enthusiasms and sending me to a great Victor Horta site. Dayamm!

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