Russian Art Nouveau Architecture
The style of the early 20th century, known as Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany, or Secession in Austria, was a flourishing architectural trend in Russia too. It was often referred to as “modernˮ as it sought balance between new technologies and materials and individualistic original design. It’s a shame Russian Art Nouveau masterpieces are little known abroad, yet they represent important construction solutions and ideas that remain on demand by the contemporary architecture.
You will see:
Pertsova House (1907), a picturesque combination of Russian Revival style and Art Nouveau.
Ryabushinsky House (1903), a Fyodor Shekhtel's architectural gem, with preserved Art Nouveau unique interiors.
Metropol Hotel (1905), an outstanding collaboration of the most notable Russian architects and artists of the time.
Moscow Merchants Society Building (1911), an early example of what is called “rationalist Art Nouveauˮ architecture, a harbinger of the Avant-garde.
Marpha and Maria Convent (1911), a 20th-century convent founded by the Princess and Saint Elizaveta Feodorovna and famous for its intriguing history.
Languages available: English, Russian.
Duration: 3 hours