Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER THREE
 

POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM,

AND ART NOUVEAU


PAINTING

SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

PHOTOGRAPHY

 


ARCHITECTURE

 


Hendrik Petrus Berlage
Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, 1896-1903




Interior view of the Commodities Exchange




Plan

A competition for the rebuilding of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, which had been destroyed by fire, was announced in as early as 1885; but work on the new building was not started until the turn of the century. Its reserved exterior belies the generous expansiveness of the halls within. Behind the entrance front with its powerful corner tower lies the Commodity Exchange. Attached to it - skilfully exploiting the widening of the site - are two smaller halls for the Grain and Stock Exchanges. Although Berlage based the design on a uniform grid system, which also calculated height development according to the proportions of Viollet-le-Duc's "Egyptian Triangle", there is nothing schematic about the building.

 


Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Henny House in The Hague, 1898

Plans of the ground and first floors

 


Josef Hoffmann
Palais Stoclet in Brussel, 1905-1911




Plan

The exterior of this Art Nouveau jewel, built for Belgian banker Adolphe Stoclet, is costly, exclusive and designed right down to the last detail just like its interior. Smooth surfaces of Norwegian marble are framed with bands of bronze. The windows of the upper floor break through the line of the eaves, emphasizing the weightlessness of their pure, crystalline planes.

 


Joseph Maria Olbrich
Exhibition Building for the Secession in Vienna,
1897-1898

 


Joseph Maria Olbrich
Ernst Ludwig House, Darmstadt, Germany,
1899

 
 

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