Interior Design compare Art Nouveau and Craftsman


Name: Lydia Burns Class: Interior Design Date: March 19 th 2018 Assignment: Compare examples of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Find 4 examples of each style. State designer, application and brief analysis. Finish by comparing and contrasting the two styles. Horta stairwell, Tassel House Brussels Art Nouveau directly opposed to the traditional architectural values of reason and clarity of structure. Lots of curvaceous shapes that are subordinate to all other elements like form, texture, space, and color. Guimard Metro Art Nouveau for the World’s Fair. Organic, linear rhythm, creating a fusion between structure and ornament. Guimard desk Art Nouveau Art Nouveau- decorative patterns that could be used in all art forms. Typical decorative elements include leaf and tendril motifs, intertwined organic forms.

Arnold Inyongrun Stained Glass Art Nouveau

William Morris wallpaper Arts and Crafts Movement Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co (Morris and Co) made household furnishings of the highest quality Organic motifs like Art Nouveau but usually more earthy tones.

Greene and Greene Gamble Chairs in Gamble House Arts and Crafts Movement Detailed woodworking including graceful curves. Tremendous use of redwood because it was a readily available resource in California. Greene and Greene Wood Capital Columns Arts and Crafts Movement Japanese influenced craftsman techniques with unique wood joining methods like strapping, mortise and tenon, dovetails, tongue and groove, and inlays. Greene and Greene Stained Glass Hanging Light Fixture. Arts and Crafts Movement Exposed timbers influenced by Tutor style. Blending of wood and glass, readily available materials and two products that can show off hand crafting techniques. Both styles have nature as their major motif and influence. Art Nouveau takes on a light, more whimsical flare with ubiquitous use of rot iron. Craftsman, or Arts and Crafts style, has a sturdier, more solid look with dark redwoods being the favored material. Both emphasis light through colored stained glass, even on non-natural light sources.