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Adolf Loos

Vienna, Austria
born 1870, Brno

Adolf Loos (10 December 1870 – 23 August 1933) was one of the most important and influential Austrian and Czechoslovakian architects of European Modern architecture.

In his essay "Ornament and Crime" he repudiated the florid style of the Vienna Secession, the Austrian version of Art Nouveau...

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Eliel Saarinen

Michigan, USA
born 1873, Rantasalmi

Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (August 20, 1873, Rantasalmi, Finland – July 1, 1950, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States) was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century.

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Henry van de Velde

Weimar, Germany
born 1863, Antwerp

Henry Van de Velde (April 3rd, 1863 – October, 25th 1957) was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. Together with Victor Horta he could be considered one of the main founders and representatives of Art Nouveau in Belgium. Van de Velde spent the most important part of his career in..

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Antonio Gaudí

Barcelona, Spain
born 1852, Reus, Catalonia

Antonio Gaudi-Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 25th, 1852 – June 10th, 1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and has been indentified with the Catalan Modernismo movement of the late nineteenth century and, by extension with the international art nouveau style. His strong personality..

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Josef Hoffmann

Vienna, Austria
born 1870, Pirnitz

Josef Hoffmann (December 15th, 1870 – May 7th, 1956) was an Austrian architect and designer. He was born in Pirnitz in Bohemia (now Brtnice, Czech Republic). Hoffmann studied at the Higher State Crafts School in Brno beginning in 1887 and then worked with the local military planning authority in..

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Helsinki Central railway station (Finnish: Helsingin rautatieasema, Swedish: Helsingfors järnvägsstation) is a widely recognised landmark in central Helsinki, Finland, and the focal point of public transport in the Greater Helsinki area. The station is mostly clad in Finnish granite, and its..

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Stoclet Palace

Brussels, Belgium
by Josef Hoffmann

The Stoclet Palace (French: Palais Stoclet, Dutch: Stocletpaleis) is a private mansion built by architect Josef Hoffmann between 1905 and 1911 in Brussels (Belgium) for banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet. Considered as Hoffman's masterpiece, the Stoclet's house is one of the most refined and..

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Behrens House

Darmstadt, Germany
by Peter Behrens

In 1899 Peter Behrens was invited to Darmstadt by Ernst Ludwig II, reigning Grand Duke of Hesse where he became the second member of the recently-inaugurated Darmstadt Artists' Colony. In the colony Behrens who was originally trained as a painter turned to architecture and built his first house...

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Fyodor O. Schechtel


born 1859, Saint Petersburg

Fyodor Osipovich Schechtel (Russian: Фёдор Осипович Шехтель, August 7, 1859 - July 7, 1926) was a Russian architect, graphic artist and stage designer, the most influential and prolific master of Russian Art Nouveau and late Russian Revival.

Baptised as Franz Albert Schechtel (also..

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The facade is covered with glazed white bricks normally only used for industrial buildings. At the time this attracted much attention.

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Joseph Maria Olbrich

Düsseldorf, Germany
born 1867, Opava

Joseph Maria Olbrich was an Austrian architect who was a co-founder of the Vienna Secession.

Olbrich was born in Opava, Austrian Silesia which today is part of the Czech Republic. Olbrich studied architecture at the Wiener Staatsgewerbeschule and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he won..

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The Secession building is an exhibition hall that was built in 1897 in Vienna, Austra. It was designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich and was constructed as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession, which was an active art collective of the time.

[h]The Secession[/h]
Secession refers to..

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Casa Batlló

Barcelona, Spain
by Antonio Gaudí

Casa Batlló (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkazə βəʎˈʎo]) is a building restored by Antonio Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904–1906; located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia (passeig is Catalan for promenade or avenue), part of the Illa de la Discòrdia (the "Block of..

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Wilhem Dieter's House was designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich in 1901 in Darmstadt, Germany. It a house within the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony.

[h]The Darmstadt Artists' colony[/h]
The artists’ colony was founded in 1899 by Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse. The goal was to develop modern and..

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Wedding Tower

Darmstadt, Germany
by Joseph Maria Olbrich

The wedding tower, or Hochzeitsturm, was designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. It forms part of the exhibition halls within the Darmstadt artists' colony.

It was commissioned by the Grand Duke of Hesse Ernst Ludwig as an impressive monument to commemorate his second marriage to Princess Eleonore..

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The National Tobacco Company Building was designed by J.A. Louis Hay after the 1931 earthquake that destroyed Napier. The client was a German tobacco tycoon, Gerhard Husheer who had founded his company in 1922. Despite the quick and economical rebuilding that took over Napier, Husheer spared no..

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Max Fabiani

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1865, Kobdilj

Max Fabiani was a cosmopolitan trilingual Italian-Austrian-Slovenian architect with Italian and Tyrolean ancestry. He was born in the village Kobdilj near Štanjel. He introduced the Vienna Secession style of architecture (a type of Art Nouveau) in Slovenia with Ciril Metod Koch. Fabiani grew up..

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City Museum Hradec Kralove

Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
by Jan Kotěra

The East Bohemian Museum (Czech: Muzeum východních Čech) is a museum and historic landmark in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. It was designed by Jan Kotěra, a prominent Czech architect of the early 20th century.

The East Bohemian Museum was built according 1909-1912. Kotěra's initial design,..

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Horta Museum

Brussels, Belgium
by Victor Horta

Horta Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time. The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles. In the splendid Art Nouveau interiors..

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Victor Horta


born 1861, Ghent

Victor Horta was a Belgian architect and designer. John Julius Norwich described him as "undoubtedly the key European Art Nouveau architect." Horta is considered one of the most important names in Art Nouveau architecture. With the construction of his Hôtel Tassel in Brussels in 1892-3, he is..

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