hector guimard architecture
Hector Guimard was a notable French interior designer, prominent architect and best known representative of Art Nouveau. He was born on March 10, 1867 in Lyon, France. Following the trends of 19 th century Guimard also studied at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris from 1882 to 1885.
Hector Guimard. Hector Guimard (10 March 1867 – 20 May 1942) was a French architect, who is now the best-known representative of the Art Nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Guimard's critical reputation has risen since the 1960s, as many art historians have praised his architectural and decorative work,...
Hector Guimard (1867-1942) In the same year he designed the Pavilion of Electricity at the World Fair in Paris. In 1894 he met the influential Belgian Art Nouveau architect Paul Hankar (1859-1901), and in 1895 he met Victor Horta, and was greatly inspired by a visit to Horta's Art Nouveau-style Hotel Tassel in Brussels.
Early Life and Education. Hector-Germain Guimard was born in Lyons in March 1867. He was the first of several major architects to be born that year, two months before Frank Lloyd Wright, four months before Henry Hornbostel, and nine before Josef Maria Olbrich. His father was an orthopedist originally from Toucy,...
Hector Guimard. Although much of his work is more engineering than architecture, he considered himself an architecte d’art. His Castel Béranger apartment building at 16 rue La Fontaine, Passy, Paris (1894–98), was one of the first Art Nouveau edifices outside Belgium, where the style originated.
École du Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart School), Paris (1895) Artwork description & Analysis: Guimard's first significant work, the École du Sacré Coeur, an elementary education facility in the 16th arrondissement, shows the way that he uses technological innovations to improve on a classic building type in French architecture.
Hector Guimard (b. Lyon, France 1867; d. New York, N.Y. 1942) Hector Guimard was born in Lyon, France in 1867. After studying for three years at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and for four years at the Ecole de Beaux Arts, he established his own practice.
Hector Guimard. (1867-1942) French architect. Guimard introduced Art Nouveau in Paris. He brought it from Bruxelles in 1894 when he visited Horta. This visit has upset all the work he was doing on Castel Beranger. Guimard is the most important Art Nouveau archiect in France. Nevertheless a large part of his works was destroyed.
Guimard, Hector. Hector Guimard (ĕktôr´ gēmär´), 1867–1942, French architect and furniture designer. Influenced by Victor Horta, he became the first and foremost French architect of art nouveau. The most familiar landmarks created by Guimard (c.1900) are the entrance gates to the métro (subway) stations in Paris, made of metal cast into elegant,...
AD Classics: Paris Métro Entrance / Hector Guimard. Charles Garnier, the architect best known for designing the Paris opera house which now bears his name, advised the Minister of Public Works that in order for the people to accept the Métro it would have to be seen as more than an industrial creation – it would have to be a work of art.