Volledige titel: Victor Horta. The Architect of Art Nouveau
Victor Horta (1861-1947) is an acknowledged and important creator of Art Nouveau architecture. Following the famous design of the Hotel Tassel in Brussels in 1893, he produced more than 40 buildings during the following decade.
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 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. It can be seen as a reward for 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 in Brussels. The book will appeal to anyone interested in Art Nouveau, as one of the greatest 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.
Over de auteurs:
Alastair Carew-Cox is a photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. His work has been extensively published. Professor David Dernie is the Director of the School of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. Dernie is an architect and academic whose work focuses on the practice of drawing and the questions of materials, colour and representation in architecture. He has a deep interest in the natural environment and founded a global educational network called 'Latitudes' in 2014, engaging future generations with innovative design for climate change.
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