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VS201 Paris Walks - Art Nouveau in Paris

  • 20 Sep 2014
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 10:15 am Exelmans Metro 9: Top of the steps of the exit Exelmans
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Art Nouveau in Paris - A Brief Blossom Before the Darkness 

The Art Nouveau Style (also called Jugend or Modern Style) is a very sudden, short lived and highly original conception not only of architecture but of the everyday life at the turn of the 19th century. It rises suddenly and simultaneously in Belgium, France, Scotland, Austria, Spain in 1890s - not to survive WWI.

We will start at the Exelmans metro station and walk in this area of the 16th arrondisement to see some of the most stunning examples of Guimard's or Guimard-style works.

A short RER trip from Maison de la Radio to Pont de l'Alma will introuduce us to other aspects of the Art Nouveau creative spirit: furniture, lamps, silverware, jewellery... and the stunning works of Alexandre Bigot and the Lavirotte's fantasy.

Our final discovery will be on the Rue du Champ de Mars, Octave Raquin's only building in Paris - House of Lillies.

A 15/20 minute break will be included during this walk.                 
Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

Instructor: Emmanuel Putois

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