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Norway

Ålesund

“There is probably no Art Nouveau environment in Europe which is quite so characteristic as Ålesund. Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt or Avenue Louise in Brussels are impressive, but nothing can...

Portugal

Aveiro

The expressions in Aveiro that can be associated with the Art Nouveau movement date from the beginning of the Twentieth century, more specifically the years between 1904 and 1920....

Bad Nauheim is situated in the western part of Germany at the foot of the Taunus hills with grapevines, orchards and rose fields around it. Salt water springs in...

The originality of Catalan Modernisme is the result of an apparent contradiction between tradition and modernity. It represented the re-examination of Catalonia’s own history and traditions by a society...

Belgium

Brussels

In 1893 the architect Victor Horta designed the first Art nouveau building for professor Emile Tassel. This terrace house was the first convincing example of the rejuvenation that architecture...

Hungary

Budapest

The turn of the century marks one of the most important epochs, the golden age of Budapest. After the revolution and the war of independence (1848-49), which were followed...

Germany

Darmstadt

Between 1899 and 1914, the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt was the site of the legendary Artists’ Colony, founded by the young Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse. Situated close to the...

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a town of 38,000 inhabitants in a green setting in the Swiss Haut-Jura, 1,000 metres above sea level. It owes its structure, appearance, a large part...

Art Nouveau’s legacy in Havana is picked up for the most part through its architecture. It includes exiguous, isolated buildings, tardily generated between 1900 and 1920. The most significant...

Slovenia

Ljubljana

Ljubljana was the capital of the Austro Hungarian Province of Carniola at the end of the 19th century having less than 30000 inhabitants and being very rural in appearance....

Spain

Melilla

The XXth century brought a touch of cosmopolitanism and the search for a thrilled modernity in Melilla. The cyclopean geometries of its old fortress yielded to the wild vibrations...

France

Nancy

The Ecole de NancyThe Town of Nancy, already rich of a XVIIIth century heritage, one and a half century later was the witness of a new dynamism in the...

Romania

Oradea

The city of Oradea, which has developed on the River of Crisul Repede, between the West Plains and the Apuseni Mountains, has fostered intense trade and implicitly cultural exchanges....

The appearance of Lago di Como at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the 20the century, with its banks shaped by landscaped gardens, landing stages and jetties,...

Latvia

Rīga

Rīga, the capital of Latvia, is an Art Nouveau city. The city centre contains the finest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in the world: more than one third of...

Serbia

Subotica

Subotica (Szabadka in Hungarian) is situated in the north of Vojvodina, Serbia, several kilometers South of Hungarian border. Before the First World War it belonged to the Habsburg Monarchy,...

Hungary

Szeged

The Art Nouveau in Szeged is mosaically presented in the cityscape since by the turn of the century, the city centre having been devastated by the 1879 Great Flood...

Terrassa is known chiefly as one of the major industrial cities in Catalonia. It is the capital of the region of Vallès Occidental – a status it shares with...

Austria

Vienna

Around 1900, Vienna was a city of vibrant, stimulating intellectual life, a dynamic capital of elite’s that did pioneering work in many fields. Otto Wagner remarked in 1905 that...