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Top 10Musée Horta, Brussels

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In the late 19th century, Brussels was a centre for avant-garde design, and a rapidly growing city. To feed the market for stylish mansions, architects scavenged history for ideas; the result was the so-called “eclectic style”. In 1893, the gifted architect Victor Horta created a totally new style – later labelled “Art Nouveau” – full of sensuous curves and artistic surprises, elaborated with wrought iron, stained glass, mosaics, murals and finely crafted woodwork. Horta brought this ...

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