Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A style of architecture and decorative art similar to art nouveau, popular in German-speaking areas of Europe during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

[German : Jugend, youth + Stil, style.]


(Art Movements) another name for Art Nouveau
[from Jugend literally: youth, name of illustrated periodical that first appeared in 1896, + Stil style]
References in periodicals archive ?
Curvilinear forms dominate the applied decoration in its interiors, characteristic of the progressive design prevalent in Europe more popularly known as Art Nouveau, also known as the Jugendstil decorative style.
Its teachings were inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau and its many international trends, including the Jugendstil and Vienna Secession.
IT'S A BIT of a mouthful, telling people you collect antiques marked Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik, which is why some of the most stylish, evocative and elegant of all Jugendstil pewter and silver plate is known best as simply WMF.
On the ceiling of the Jugendstil Church, built exclusively for psychiatric patients in 1907, 50 helium balloons are lifting a book which describes every feature of a mystical experience.
At the same time, one might view some of these images as participating in the birth of a new eroticized archetype, that of the "frigid woman." This ideal, according to Walter Benjamin, triumphed circa 1900 in the decorative aesthetics of Jugendstil but traced its roots back to Baudelaire.
Jeremy Sams's production (with his awful English lyrics complementing Douglas Carter Beane's revamped book) was as bad as I'd remembered it, filling Robert Jones's opulent Jugendstil sets with embarrassing antics; and holdovers Susanna Phillips (Rosalinde) and Paulo Szot (Falke) sounded as vocally uncomfortable as before, though he--Brazilian by birth--merits note for the cast's clearest diction.
Merely existential problems, separated from the context of the events shattering the life of community, rarely appear in it, for example in very early Romanticism, then in the Young Poland period (at the turn of 19th century, when the movement called Jugendstil, the equivalent of Secession in visual arts, appeared in Europe), and recently in the period of political transformation, as a result of so-called "Autumn of Nations" that took place in 1989.
These include four six-foot long replica warships made in the 16th and 17th centuries, wonderful carvings, an art nouveau (Jugendstil in German) gilded chamber, neo-classical rooms and even a shrine to Kaiser Wilhelm.
This was seen in various artistic manifestations in France and Belgium in the movements known as Art Nouveau, in Holland as Nieuwe Kunst, in Italy as Stile Floreale, as Skonvirke in Denmark, and Jugendstil in Germany and Austria.