Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Art Nouveau – Brussels edition

The city of Brussels is now the home of the world’s biggest bureaucracy, but around the turn of century it played host to something more life-enhancing—with architects Victor Horta, Paul Cauchie, and Henry Van de Velde it was a pioneer is launching the organic style of Art Nouveau on the world, a style using the new materials of steel and glass to begin to liberate architecture from the past, and make the machine age more natural.

Here’s a trip around just a few of the many thousand beautiful Art Nouveau buildings built in Brussels around that time and since.

And here’s a few more stunning examples in this trip around European Art Nouveau.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful video. Thanks for posting that, PC. What is that well-fitting piano piece in the background? It sounds very familiar.

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