Within the Réseau Art Nouveau Netwerk (RANN), some individual members have taken it upon themselves to create a map with all Art Nouveau places in the world. Members that deserve all the credit for this monumental job are Jacques Lasserre and Christian Schwarzer. They have traveled around the world and over the years built a massive database with photos that they are now incorporating into this map. For us.
With their map, it should become fairly easy for all of us who are interested in Art Nouveau, to prepare our next trip to a foreign place, and see all the beautiful architecture once we arrive. Please enjoy!
|Yellow squares||carry a link to the corresponding local Art Nouveau map (zoom in on the area)|
|Yellow rhombuses||provide links to photo albums or other such borrowed material until a proper map is set up|
|Yellow stars||highlight the richest clusters of Art Nouveau architecture and provide links either to a map or to photo albums awaiting to be changed into maps|
|Red squares||show places for which the authors have already collected address lists and are preparing to set up the corresponding map|
|Red stars||highlight the richest clusters of Art Nouveau architecture; corresponding maps are in preparation.|
|White squares||show places where Art Nouveau is known to exist, but for which the necessary information remains to be collected. All contributions and contributors welcome!|
Contribute to the Art Nouveau Atlas
If you would like to contribute to this Art Nouveau Atlas, you are encouraged to send your contributions to Jacques Lasserre. Particularly the white areas are of interest.
The information we need includes: the address of the building, the year of construction and the name of the architect. If possible, a photo would be great. And if the building is mentioned online somewhere, like on wiki or anywhere else, the URL of that page could be helpful too. If a building has a name, we’ld like to get the name too. Or a special purpose, like school, hospital, hotel, station etc. You get the point! Any information will be greatly appreciated!
Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN)
The RANN, composed of institutions and experts from European Art Nouveau cities, was formed in 1999 to study, promote and help protect Art Nouveau heritage so it can endure for future generations to enjoy. They undertake a wide range of activities including exhibitions, publications, conferences and cultural exchanges aimed at adults, children, neophytes, researchers and professionals.
If you consider to join the RANN, and become a ‘RANN-friend’, you can download their introductory flyer for more information here, or register immediately by sending in the membership-form to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.