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In the Art Noveau Centre, I heard how the blaze destroyed Alesund, despite only claiming one human life, and led to its rebuilding, with wooden houses replaced by brick and adorned with turrets and carvings of dragons, owls and flowers.
Chapters discuss Egyptian temples, non-Western architecture, Greek architecture, early Christian and Byzantine architecture, Islamic architecture, early and high renaissance architecture, art noveau, countermodernism, postmodernism, and much more.
During this era, artists moved away from the Art Noveau period, which focused on nature-inspired themes and filigree designs.
Movements such as Impressionism, Art Noveau and Pop Art are all indebted in various ways.
Featuring a CD-ROM presenting the same 304 floral vector motif designs from Art Noveau, Arts & Crafts, and other art styles, "Floral Vector Motifs" is a valuable tool and index of floral motifs that can easily be adjusted for multiple graphic uses.
Art Deco followed on from the dreamy and romantic Art Noveau movement and retained certain aspects, such as painted glass.
After a sleepless night on her friend Kate's sofa in New York, Dunkerley recalls finding a beautifully illustrated Art Noveau book in her collection.
At the turn of the century, Art Noveau gained in popularity, with Austria's Secessionist movement reflecting a rebellion against the strict Historicist style of design that was widely prevalent then.
It is a rich and wonderful experience of the art noveau period in Sweden.