David Hanks | Yale University Press blog | 26th August 2021
Art nouveau was all the rage in 1890’s Paris and Guimard was its key figure. His buildings, subway entrances and domestic furnishings were stylistically innovative and promoted a harmony between building design and interior decoration. By 1910, the new century’s taste for functional simplicity was apparent and after the war, art nouveau was completely eclipsed by a modernism that it had helped create. Images are here.