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June 12, 2014 (2-5 PM)
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Room 253

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Art nouveau - Ecole de Nancy


The Ecole de Nancy
, the Alliance Provinciale des Industries d'Art , was formally founded in 1901. That year also marked the first Art Nouveau architectural work in Nancy. Louis Majorelle invited a young Paris architect Henri Sauvage to build his house, a project in which he was assisted by two Nancy craftsmen Jacques Gruber and Henri Royer, and the Paris artists Alexandre Bigot and Francis Jourdain. Villa Majorelle soon became a seminal work.


Credits: www.ecole-de-nancy.com
The same year, the architects Charles and Émile André, in collaboration with Jacques Gruber and Eugène Vallin, started work on the Grands Magasins Vaxelaire , inaugurating the modernisation of the city centre; shops, banks, bars, brasseries and hotels became the avant-garde of the new architecture and the new society. It was also in 1901 that the architects Émile André and Henry Gutton designed the housing estate in Saurupt Park on the lines of Vésinet, the classic town-planning model, as a reaction, only partially successful, to the anarchic growth of Nancy and in response to people's new expectations in terms of urban housing. These pioneering experiments created a range of programs, typologies, shapes and decorative elements: architectural ceramics, wrought-iron work, stained glass... that left a lasting impression on Nancy's townscape. Learn more…

The Ecole de Nancy Museum

The Museum stands in a park that was restored in 1999, with the aim of recreating its original atmosphere using plants that were popular at the end of the 19thC. The Gardens still have their original aquarium, a remarkable work doubtless designed by Lucien Weissenburger in 1904. One of the first Art Nouveau funerary monuments can be seen in the lower gardens. Finally, the oak door made to order by Eugène Vallin for Emile Gallé's workshops, was installed in the new extension to the wing in 1925. Learn more…

Art Nouveau Network

The Museum stands in a park that was restored in 1999, with the aim of recreating its original atmosphere using plants that were popular at the end of the 19thC. The Gardens still have their original aquarium, a remarkable work doubtless designed by Lucien Weissenburger in 1904. One of the first Art Nouveau funerary monuments can be seen in the lower gardens. Finally, the oak door made to order by Eugène Vallin for Emile Gallé's workshops, was installed in the new extension to the wing in 1925. Learn more…