Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Apartment Building, rue Henri-Heine

Preferred Title: 
Apartment Building, rue Henri-Heine
Alternate Title: 
Immeuble Guimard
Image View: 
Frontal view of upper left dormer
Creator: 
Hector Guimard (French architect, 1867-1942)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Location Note: 
18 Rue Henri Heine
Date: 
1925 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Art Nouveau
Work Type 1: 
apartment house
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
stone; brick; iron
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Subjects: 
architectural exteriors; Housing
Description: 
After World War I Guimard found it difficult to associate himself with the new Rationalism, even though his housing projects were based on a standardized system of dry concrete block construction and prefabricated elements. The apartment block (1925) at 18 Rue Henri Heine, Paris, his best post-war work, became his own last home in Paris. He appears to have built nothing after 1929 and in 1939 he and his wife moved to New York. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Two
Identifier: 
1A1-GH-A-A4
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.