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Victor Horta: The Architect of Art Nouveau

Author/EditorHorta: Dernie D (Author)
Carew-Cox, Alastair (Author)
ISBN: 9780500343234
Pub Date05/04/2018
BindingHardback
Pages240
Dimensions (mm)295(h) * 240(w)
An expertly written and exquisitely photographed study of the buildings of Victor Horta, a central figure of Art Nouveau whose work was fundamental to modernist architecture
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Victor Horta (1861-1947) is well known as the creator of Art Nouveau architecture. Following the design of the Hotel Tassel, Brussels, in 1893, Horta produced more than 40 buildings during the following decade. This new book discusses the many influences on his designs, and his legacy. Detailed descriptions of 19 projects, including Edicule Lambeaux, Hotel Autrique, Hotel Max Hallet and the Brugmann Hospital, are illustrated with Horta's original drawings and specially commissioned photographs by award-winning architectural photographer Alastair Carew-Cox. Included in this book are extensive photographs of Hotel Solvay, one of Horta's most important works; access to photographers had been denied for 20 years, but special access was granted to Alastair Carew-Cox in the summer of 2016 in recognition of his and Professor David Dernie's significant contribution to the study of Horta.

Victor Horta: The Architect of Art Nouveau has been prepared in close collaboration with the Horta Museum, Brussels, ensuring that it is both accurate and up to date. It will appeal to anyone interested in Art Nouveau, one of the great aesthetic movements of the early 20th century. Its richly ornamental style of fluid lines based on natural forms expressed a desire to abandon the historical styles of the 19th century and to develop a language that was beautifully crafted and thoroughly contemporary, laying the foundations for the development of modernism in architecture and interior design.

Victor Horta (1861-1947) is well known as the creator of Art Nouveau architecture. Following the design of the Hotel Tassel, Brussels, in 1893, Horta produced more than 40 buildings during the following decade. This new book discusses the many influences on his designs, and his legacy. Detailed descriptions of 19 projects, including Edicule Lambeaux, Hotel Autrique, Hotel Max Hallet and the Brugmann Hospital, are illustrated with Horta's original drawings and specially commissioned photographs by award-winning architectural photographer Alastair Carew-Cox. Included in this book are extensive photographs of Hotel Solvay, one of Horta's most important works; access to photographers had been denied for 20 years, but special access was granted to Alastair Carew-Cox in the summer of 2016 in recognition of his and Professor David Dernie's significant contribution to the study of Horta.

Victor Horta: The Architect of Art Nouveau has been prepared in close collaboration with the Horta Museum, Brussels, ensuring that it is both accurate and up to date. It will appeal to anyone interested in Art Nouveau, one of the great aesthetic movements of the early 20th century. Its richly ornamental style of fluid lines based on natural forms expressed a desire to abandon the historical styles of the 19th century and to develop a language that was beautifully crafted and thoroughly contemporary, laying the foundations for the development of modernism in architecture and interior design.

David Dernie is an architect and educator. He studied at the University of Cambridge and then became a Rome Scholar at the British School of Rome and was elected a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Alastair Carew-Cox is a photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. His work has been extensively published.

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