Art in Architecture

Art Nouveau and Its Influence on Architecture

Hosts: Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA, Senior Product Specialist – BIM Solutions, Vectorworks Inc.
Steve Alden, AIA, NCARB, Architect, Vectorworks Inc.

Our webinar will look at the lives and legacy of two Art Nouveau masters. While distinctly different in their responses to the Art and Crafts movement, both men made important contributions that are universally acknowledged.

Victor Horta: The Original "Steam Punk"

Belgian architect and designer Victor Horta is widely acknowledged as a leading figure in the Art Nouveau style that dominated late 19th century Europe. 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Unflinching Foe of Artifice

Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh had a profound influence on European design as the Art Nouveau movement struggled to hold its ground against the overwhelming power of mass production and the strict demands of economic expediency.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the reasons why the Art Nouveau movement flourished in response to the Industrial Revolution. 
  • Explain the significance of Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Art Nouveau movement and how their philosophies influenced future designers.
  • Recognize the distinctive characteristics of the Art Nouveau style and identify other practitioners from the era.
  • Differentiate between the Art Nouveau style and the larger Arts and Crafts movement.

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