Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of architecture and decorative art similar to art nouveau, popular in German-speaking areas of Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Etymologies

German : Jugend, youth + Stil, style.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • We recently covered the application of Jugendstil (sometimes also called Sezession) style motifs to church vestments, but the style's most permanent monuments lie in its architecture, in the work of men such as Otto Wagner and his colleagues and disciples, as well as his sometime collaborator, the decorative artist Koloman Moser.

    Otto Wagner and His School

  • Stickley's international counterparts were many, among them Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, Charles Voysey and Arthur Mackmurdo in London, and Vienna's Jugendstil arts community.

    Four-Square Reformer

  • The remaining spellers got eight in a row before Arvind missed on "Jugendstil," which he initially and hilariously pronounced "You could steal."

    Pa. girl wins Bee with 'cymotrichous'

  • I have long been fond of Jugendstil, the style associated with the architect Otto Wagner, and used in a handful of striking ecclesiastical architectural projects (such as the Kirche am Steinhof), but had never seen it applied to liturgical decorative arts, aside from a few altars and interior schemes.

    Jugendstil

  • While I by no means wish to draw attention away from the growing revival of classical and Gothic church architecture, a judicious renewal of some varieties of Jugendstil art and architecture in an ecclesiastical context would establish a foundation for the development of a practical, beautiful new style that is nonetheless anchored in organic tradition in a way that most "contemporary" styles are not.

    Jugendstil

  • Daniel Mitsui over at The Lion and the Cardinal posted some photos of some absolutely magnificent vestments from the monastery of Klosterneuburg made in the early twentieth century, done in the Jugendstil style (if that is not too much of a tautology), the German (and Austrian) counterpart to Art Nouveau.

    Jugendstil

  • New Liturgical Movement: Jugendstil Vestments from Klosterneuburg skip to main | skip to sidebar

    Jugendstil

  • For the past decade this Jugendstil masterpiece has been a battleground for the four sisters who inherited it, even as they seek to protect the coveted private property from the ravages of decay, pollution, theft and the prying eyes of the public.

    An Enchanted House Becomes a Family's Curse

  • Berlin art "The Architectural Dreams of Jugendstil: Joseph Maria Olbrich" showcases a series of drawings by the Austrian architect and co-founder of the Vienna Secession group.

    What's on around Europe

  • (Soundbite of music) WHITEHEAD: Konitz also appears on the new CD "Jugendstil II," masterminded by bass player Stephane Furic Leibovici.

    Lee Konitz: Always Stretching His Sax

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