Ålesund—The Art Nouveau City


Cities and their people have their own fate, and sometimes it is tragic. Often tragic events lead to the death and oblivion of a city, and traces of them only remain in the pages of historical chronicles. ?lesund has had both a tragic and a happy fate. A conflagration in 1905 became a turning point in the history of the city. ?lesund was destroyed, and only ashes were left. This tragedy changed its outlook, and made it world famous because ?lesund was completely rebuilt in an Art Nouveau style.

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Karaliova, L. (2015) Ålesund—The Art Nouveau City. Voice of the Publisher, 1, 8-16. doi: 10.4236/vp.2015.11002.

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