Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Secession Architectural Questions


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Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Secession Architectural Questions
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The architecture of Josef Hoffman reflected the “testing ground for modernism” because of his approach to using formal functional styles of building design. Often, the framework for such buildings, like that of the “Villa Skywa-Primavesi,” offers the vertical linearity of form that would soon become a major part of the Art Deco skyscraper movement in the 1920s. This building finished in 1913, offers the columnar style of classical form found in Roman and Greek architecture, which displays is relationship with older architectural styles. With a series of lines expanding the columnar form of ancient roman buildings to cover the entire façade of the building,...
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Hoffman, Josef. “Villa Skywa-Primavesi.” Washington University. 2009. 5 May 2009 <>.
Horta, Victor. “Horta House—Staircase.” 2009. 5 May 2009 <>.
Olbrich, Joseph. “The Secession Building.” 2009. 5 May 2009. <>.
Silverman, Debora. Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.