Interior of Maison Horta in Bruxelles, Belgium

By: tanekakoko

Jan 18 2008

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Interior, originally uploaded by Rémy Moulin.

I once visited this building as part of an architectural tour of Bruxelles.At the turn of 20th Century in Bruxelles, Art Nouveau was considered a masculine style and neo-classical was considered feminine. That is to say architects if designing for men would offer Art Nouveau,  and when designing for women, neo-classical would be offered. The tour guide stated that this was due to women preferring the stability/respectability alluded to by neo-classical buildings.

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