Victor Horta: The Architect of Art Nouveau


Nineteen of Art Nouveau architecture pioneer Victor Horta’s most influential designs are exquisitely photographed and analysed in terms of their deepest and fullest significance.

Victor Horta (1861–1947) is well known as the creator of Art Nouveau architecture. Following the design of the Hôtel Tassel, Brussels, in 1893, Horta produced more than forty buildings during the following decade. This new book discusses the many influences on his designs, and his legacy. Detailed descriptions of nineteen projects, including Edicule Lambeaux, Hôtel Autrique, Hôtel Max Hallet and the Brugmann Hospital, are illustrated with Horta’s original drawings and specially commissioned photographs by award-winning architectural photographer Alastair Carew-Cox. It includes extensive photographs of Hôtel Solvay, one of Horta’s most important works. Access to photographers had been denied for many years, but was granted to the authors in 2016 in recognition of their significant contribution to the study of Horta.

256 Pages
Dimensions : 24.89 x 2.54 x 30.23 cm
ISBN 978-0-500-34323-4