The Finest Examples of Art Nouveau Architecture in Central Europe

Art Nouveau means "New Art" in French, but it's also known as Jugendstil, Secession, Modernisme and Stile Liberty. This popular style of the late 19th and early 20th century gave us some of the world's fanciest and most colorful buildings — especially in Central Europe. Here's an incredible gallery of them.… » 6/11/14 3:00pm 6/11/14 3:00pm

How the Paris World's Fair brought Art Nouveau to the Masses in 1900

    The Paris World's Fair of 1900 (also known as The Exposition Universelle) was held in Paris between 15 April and 12 November. On display were many new inventions: matryoshka dolls, Diesel engines, talking film, and the telegraphone. But more importantly, the architecture and design of this World's Fair brought the… » 11/11/13 3:00pm 11/11/13 3:00pm

    Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

    The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession. In Hungary it was quite popular; some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. Some of them were inspired by traditional Hungarian decorative designs,… » 2/11/13 2:57pm 2/11/13 2:57pm