The Art Nouveau style in Belgium is known for the interplay of supple lines and movements as well as for the stylisation of ornamental flowers, both figurative and linear.
Belgian bookbinding has been particularly influenced by the strong personality of the architect and decorator Henry Van de Velde. Between 1893 and 1900 he created decorated bindings which, together with their preliminary designs, have been brought together here for the first time. Furniture, silver, jewellery, stained-glass and textiles designed by the artist will complete the exhibition.
Practical information :
Admission charges : Full price : 7,50 €
Seniors, students, unemployed : 4 €
Art. 27 : 1,25 €
Address : Bibliotheca Wittockiana
Rue du Bemel 23
1150 Bruxelles (Woluwe-St-Pierre)
Guided tour : 150 €
A press-conference will be organized on Saturday 2nd October 2010 at 11h00 followed by a buffet lunch at midday.
A preview will be held on Tuesday 5th October at 18h30.