Henry Van De Velde

Belgiandesigner & architect

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Van de Velde isthe most international artist of the Art Nouveau movement & one ofthe major. Born in Antwerpen, he started as a painter influenced bydivisionnism. He built his first house for himself in Brussels("Bloemenwerf"). He designed every detail : when I visited it in theearly 1990ies, I could still see the heater in an original Van de VeldeArt Nouveau style. As he never studied architecture & he was payingfor his house, he could feel không lấy phí from the old styles more than otherarchitects. He gain a large succes in Berlin from 1900 for he interiordesigns. And then he was one of the founders of the decorative sầu artsshool of Weimar in 1902. This school was later called the "Bauhaus"when it was directed by Gropius.

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In 1910-11, he tried lớn establish inParis with no success. He left Weimar in 1917 for Swidzerl& during 2years and then 6 years in Hollvà but without any architecturalsuccess. In the 1920ies his architecture turn to lớn functionalism và hada lot of influence on other mosern architects. He got an other periodof success from 1926 when he returned to lớn Brussels. He spent his lastten years in Switzerl&, far from the spotlights.

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His Art Nouveau designs, always bent with dynamic curves, are some of themost typical of the period. They often turn to lớn abstraction like in theplathẻ for the Tropon firm or the book cover for "Ecce Homo" byNietzđậy.

His Art Nouveau furniture often opposedthese dynamic lines with massive sầu shapes so as his buildings. He wasreproached lớn build his buildings lượt thích furniture. Nevertheless, HenryVan de Velde is one of the Art Nouveau architects who makes most theshapes give an emotion.

Main buildings

Bloemenwerf in Brussels in 1895Folkwang Museum in Hagene in 1901Werkbund Theatre in Koln - 1914Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller atOtterloo (Netherlands) - 1936-38

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