1899 The Orchard Dining Room. The architect also disliked confusion. He is quoted as saying, "You cannot listen to two people talking at the same time, so we don't want a thousand ornaments bawling at us all day long.
The origins of Art Nouveau are found in the resistance of William Morris Inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and a romantic idealization of a craftsperson taking pride in their personal handiwork, it was at its height between approximately 1880 and
The 'White House', Tite Street, Chelsea, London, former home of American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The house was designed by architect Edward William Godwin and built in (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)