Art Nouveau Architect Henry van de Velde

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June 4, 2013
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  In the late 19th century Flemish architect Henry van de Velde was the frontrunner for Art Nouveau architecture. He was one of the first modern architects to exclusively favor the "form follows function" theory in architecture. Images are courtesy of www.vandevelde2013.de

    In the late 19th century Flemish architect Henry van de Velde was the frontrunner for Art Nouveau architecture. He was one of the first modern architects to exclusively favor the "form follows function" theory in architecture. Images are courtesy of www.vandevelde2013.de

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  The main building of Bauhaus University. Designed by Henry van de Velde in 1904 when it was the School of Art and Applied Arts. The design and installation of large windows provided the students with natural light. Van de Velde was the director there from 1902 - 1917. The building is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The main building of Bauhaus University. Designed by Henry van de Velde in 1904 when it was the School of Art and Applied Arts. The design and installation of large windows provided the students with natural light. Van de Velde was the director there from 1902 - 1917. The building is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  Van de Velde designed this smaller building of Bauhaus University in 1905. He took particular care to arc the building to give the inside a cavernous effect. This building is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Van de Velde designed this smaller building of Bauhaus University in 1905. He took particular care to arc the building to give the inside a cavernous effect. This building is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  Hendy van de Velde's house, Hohe Papplin Haus in Weimar. Note the bowed out large windows, very Art Nouveau in design, that let in an abundance of natural light. Van de Velde designed the furnishings to match the shape of the room.

    Hendy van de Velde's house, Hohe Papplin Haus in Weimar. Note the bowed out large windows, very Art Nouveau in design, that let in an abundance of natural light. Van de Velde designed the furnishings to match the shape of the room.

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