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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to Modern Architecture. The major architecture movement we currently cover is International Style. And we also have architecture highlighted on the pages for Arts and Crafts Movement, The Vienna Secession, and Wiener Werkstatte.

Modern Architects: 9 of 315 Total Artists
Breuer, Marcel Biography, Art & Analysis

Breuer, Marcel

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Breuer, Marcel Famous Art

Marcel Breuer's career touched nearly every aspect of three-dimensional design, from tiny utensils to the biggest buildings. Famously part of the Bauhaus school in Germany, Breuer was an influential Hungarian-born modernist that went on to teach many architects of the next generation.

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Gaudí, Antoni Biography, Art & Analysis

Gaudí, Antoni

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Gaudí, Antoni Famous Art

Antoni Gaudí was the most popular representative of the Catalan Modernista movement, which combined elements of Art Nouveau, Japonisme, Gothic design, and geometric forms. Gaudi's design style has been referred to as "global," indicating a profound attention to every detail of his work, from a building's structure and placement down to its smallest decorative details. Gaudi's masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia, a distinctly modern church in Barcelona.Modern Architecture Modern Design Art Nouveau Religious Art Spanish

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Guimard, Hector Biography, Art & Analysis

Guimard, Hector

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Guimard, Hector Famous Art

Guimard was a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement and the buildings that he designed exemplified the aims of the movement with their organic curves, unity of decorative arts, and natural elements. He made his greatest mark in Paris where in 1900 he designed the entrances to most of the city's metro stations.

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Horta, Victor Biography, Art & Analysis

Horta, Victor

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Horta, Victor Famous Art

Synonymous with Art Nouveau, Horta was one of the greatest innovators and pioneers of the movement, designing flamboyant, lush, and organic houses, buildings, and offices. His works are marked by their curvilinear botanic forms, most of which can still be seen in the city of Brussels.

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Janco, Marcel Biography, Art & Analysis

Janco, Marcel

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Janco, Marcel Famous Art

Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect, and art theorist. He was the co-founder of Dada and a proponent of Constructivism in Western Europe, and his work was widely regarded as avant-garde and innovative.

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Le Corbusier Biography, Art & Analysis

Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier Famous Art

Le Corbusier was a twentieth-century Swiss-French architect, urban planner, designer, writer and painter. Le Corbusier was a pioneer in modern architecture and his priciples were integral to the hugely popular International Style of architecture.

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Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Biography, Art & Analysis

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

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Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Famous Art

Mies van der Rohe was one of the founding fathers of architectural Modernism and The International Style. Utilizing modern materials and mass production strategies, his buildings rejected surface ornament in favor of a sleek and compact geometry.

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Saarinen, Eero Biography, Art & Analysis

Saarinen, Eero

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Saarinen, Eero Famous Art

Saarinen's developed a personal, often sculptural, visionary direction and an adventurous spirit as we see in The Saint Louis Arch, NY's TWA Terminal, and GM Headquarters.

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Wright, Frank Lloyd Biography, Art & Analysis

Wright, Frank Lloyd

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Wright, Frank Lloyd Famous Art

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect and designer who is widely considered among the greatest architects in history, having erected some of the world's most iconic structures, from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the Fallingwater house.

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Modern Architects: 9 of 315 Total Artists



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