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Hotel Tassel Essay

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About this Item: Archives D'Architecture Moderne, Brussels, 1986. Wraps. Condition: Very Good. Photo illustrated glossy wraps. Quarto. 151 pp., plus an introduction/errata page laid in at the front. Text in French and English. Color and black and white photos, as well as architectural drawings, present. A study of the Art Nouveau architecture of Victor Horta as manifested in his Hotel Tassel, discussing its architectural genesis and execution, as well as many design elements; and, with an essay on its restoration. Victor Horta was one of the most influential architects in the Art Nouveau movement in Europe, with the Hotel Tassel being one of the first projects to combine decorative arts and architecture in the Art Nouveau style. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, scuffing and edgewear. Light foxing to the fore edge. Size: Quarto. Seller Inventory # 011753

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About this Item: AAM Editions first edition, 1998. The Art Nouveau designs of Belgium architect, Victor Horta (1861 - 1947), as applied to the Hotel Tassel, Brussels are discussed and illustrated in this book. The text contains both the original French and English translations of the theatricality of Art Nouveau by Francois Loyer, and the Restoration of the Hotel Tassel, by the architect, Jean Delhaye. The book contains b&w line drawings, and b&w and colour photographs illustrating Horta's designs for the hotel, internally & externally. Soft covers, p.150. There is a loving inscription on the front end paper made by a previous owner otherwise this is an uncommon book in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 5507

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