Originally Posted by poppies
To contribute, how about some art nouveau:
I am a huge fan of Horta (and Gaudi). Mrs. 808 and I went to Belgium in the fall and spent a great deal of time looking at his architecture. We even got to see the inside of the Van Eetvelde house which is privately owned. And we toured Horta's house and studio. Both are just amazing examples of Horta's work. Stunning. To replicate them now would just cost a fortune. Tiffany stained glass, intricate iron work.
And we spent our Honeymoon in Barcelona seeing all the Gaudi architecture.
The Maison Cauchie (sp?)in Brussels is a great example of the Vienna Successionist movement with its sgraffiti. Vienna is next on our list of architecture cities.
Let me get some photos posted.
Originally Posted by George
I very much like Horta's work, thanks for posting. Gaudi's work not so much, but nethertheless, he was interesting. Gaudi also died in poverty if I remember correctly.
I'm not sure he was poor, but he was a recluse I think. He was hit by some construction materials at the Sagrada Familia site and stumbled into the street and was hit by a passing cart or something. No one recognized him and left him there thinking he was a begger (nice) and he died later at a hospital. I think that's how the story goes.