National Romantic style
The National Romantic style was a Nordic architectural style that was part of the National Romantic movement during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is often considered to be a form of Art Nouveau.
The National Romantic style spread across Finland; the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; and Russia (mainly St. Petersburg). Unlike much nostalgic Gothic Revival style architecture elsewhere, National Romantic architecture expressed progressive social and political ideals, through reformed domestic architecture.
Designers turned to early Medieval architecture and even prehistoric precedents to construct a style appropriate to the perceived character of a people. The style can be seen as a reaction to industrialism and an expression of the same "Dream of the North" nationalism that gave impetus to renewed interest in the eddas and sagas.
- Finnish National Theatre (Suomen Kansallisteatteri) (1902, Finland)
- Vålerenga Church (Vålerenga kirke) (1902, Norway)
- Copenhagen City Hall (Rådhus) (1905, Denmark)
- National Museum of Finland (Suomen Kansallismuseo) (1905, Finland)
- Frogner Church (Frogner kirke) (1907, Norway)
- House With Owls (Дом с совами) (1907, Russia)
- Norwegian Institute of Technology (Norges tekniske høgskole) (1910, Norway)
- Tolstoy House (Толстовский дом) (1912, Russia)
- Tarvaspää, (1913, Finland) the house and studio built for himself by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela
- Bergen Station (Bergen stasjon) (1913, Norway)
- Stockholm Court House (Stockholms Rådhus) (1915, Sweden)
- Röhss Museum (Röhsska konstslöjdsmuseet) (1916, Sweden)
- Stockholm City Hall (Stockholms stadshus) (1923, Sweden)
Nylands Nation, Student Nation of Helsinki University
- Barbara Miller Lane, National Romanticism and Modern Architecture in Germany and the Scandinavian Countries (New York: Cambridge University Press), 2000:10.
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