Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Swan Pharmacy in Alesund, Norway

Reacting to the academic style of art and architecture prevalent in the 19th century, the Art Noveau movement was developed in the 1890's as a philosophy of design based on forms of nature
and encompassed everything from the exterior to the interior of a building's furnishings.

The building with the flat of the pharmacist above the Swan pharmacy in Alesund is a particularly well preserved example and reflects the philosophy of the movement completely.

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