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Is this Norway's most beautiful city?

"What is so special about Alesund is that the entire city was rebuilt in art nouveau style," says Ingvil Grimstad of the Art Nouveau Centre in the Swan Pharmacy. The reconstruction was planned by Hagbarth Schytte-Berg, a star architect of the time who …

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Masters Gallery

He infuses his African images with the more primitive, asymmetrical styles of 15th century Benin (a pre-colonial African empire) and the more refined 18th century Art Nouveau. It's a perfect blend for Nash: with his ancestry steeped in African …

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PS Store Today: N++, King's Quest Chapter 1, Life Is Strange Episode 4, more

From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes Abyss Odyssey, an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally-generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity.

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The hidden gems of São Paulo

The opera performance is high quality with excellent singing and orchestra. It was built in the early 1900s in the style of Paris' Palais Garnier. Its heavily ornamented façade seems to combine every architectural style imaginable, from baroque to art …

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Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

While not a traditional or sought-out tourist destination of Prague, the main train station surely hosts a lot of tourists. If you happen to be one of them, take note of the Art Nouveau décor, the original dome and stained glass windows when passing …

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The homes in Northampton built by two of Europe's great architects

These two houses, in the rather surprising setting of Northampton, in the East Midlands, were designed by two of the greatest European architects of the 20th century, two defining figures of modernism: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Peter Behrens.

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Chinese sprinter first Asian to break 10-second 100m mark

China's Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born athlete to run a sub-10 second 100 metres when he finished third in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday. The 25-year-old clocked 9.99 seconds in the race won by American Tyson Gay in 9.88.

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Dying teenager fighting cancer has just THREE MONTHS to find a bone marrow donor

A teenage cancer victim has been given just three months to find a bone marrow donor to save his life. Sixteen year-old Omar Al Shaikh and his mum are desperate to find him a suitable stem cell match and as he is half Romanian, half Arabic, the hunt is …

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Chinese football fans told: 'don't underestimate black skin, yellow skin …

The Chinese FA has warned its team's fans not to underestimate Hong Kong in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, pointing out that HK's team has “black skin, yellow skin and white skin people”, and that “playing a team with such diverse background, you'd …

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Rita Ora parties on her final night in Cannes in eye-catching printed suit

So when Rita Ora stepped out for her final night in Cannes it's no surprise she wanted to go out with a bang. Sporting an eye-catching multi-coloured Versace suit, the singer turned heads as she made her way to Gotha Nightclub to wrap up a week of …

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Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles takes winning fashion for NYC Pride Week bash

Working her own brand of bold, fashion-forward cool, Beyonce's little sister stunned again in a gorgeous trouser suit by Harbison. The little known brand has built up quite the following thanks to the Knowles sisters, with both Beyonce and Solange …

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Packaging Europe News – NIVEA Blue Confirmed

The previous tin was still oriented on the Art Nouveau style popular at the turn of the century. Perhaps Clausen intuitively chose the colors of the sea and the sky because he was a former sailor. Today the entire global design of NIVEA is oriented on …

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PNCA revives Muslim tradition of miniature, calligraphy – Daily Times

Abdur Rahman Chughtai was a painter and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. He is considered the first significant …

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Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations

It was originally modeled after Union Station in Washington, D.C., but when Mussolini came into power, he expanded the Beaux Arts design to include elements of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The stunning results feature 118,000 square feet of marble …

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Fan casting the batman villains (part 1) | moviepilot.com

Ladies of 'The Walking Dead' Go Art Nouveau in Fan Art (Part 1). Nik Holmes · Which Supermodel Is Joining the Cast of 'American Horror Story: Hotel'? Matthew Chapman · Top 5 Badass Women of Horror. Lola Newman · 'Amnesiac' Is Guaranteed to Make …

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Simon Costin: fashion's folk hero

“I like storytelling and magic,” he says. “I like to create a whole world. When Fabergé asked me to design all of the windows for Harrods, I tried to imagine Karl Fabergé's subconscious days before the October revolution.” A similarly lavish recent …

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Virginia man wins $500000 after recording doctors mocking him in surgery

The anesthesiologist, Tiffany Ingham, 42, is heard to say to the sedated patient: 'After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.' Then when a female assistant points out a rash on the man …

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Casey Batchelor shows off her ample cleavage at London Tresor Paris opening

She's known for making the most of her figure – and Tuesday night was no exception. Casey Batchelor showed off her incredible curves in a strappy black cocktail dress as she enjoyed a night out to celebrate the opening of the new Tresor Paris store in …

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What to see and do on a perfect three-day stay in Russia's capital city Moscow

Designed in 1901 by Fyodor Schechtel and decorated with orchid friezes, stained glass windows, and floral mouldings, it's a beautiful example of Russian Art Nouveau. Unlike most museums, entry is free. That said, photography is allowed at a charge (a …

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Graceland's Serinda Swan shows off cleavage and abs in skimpy bikini

The 30-year-old knows that a string bikini suits her best, and she accessorized her pink snakeskin patterned number with a few gold necklaces and a Tiffany & Co. 'T' bracelet. While Serinda's print is now sold out, the great news is that you can add …

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Beauden Barrett or Dan Carter? New Zealand's favourite debate is heating up

Beauden Barrett's return to Super Rugby on Friday should serve to ease a concern or two for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen about his World Cup selection plans. It will also no doubt trigger another round of one of the most popular debates in New Zealand …

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Sia Snags Mediterranean Mansion in Los Feliz for $4.7 Million (Report)

A fanciful blend of Mediterranean and Art Nouveau styles, Furler's new home has five bedrooms, five baths, a sunken solarium, a billiards room, a library, multiple carved fireplaces, ornate woodwork, stained-glass accents and dramatic city-skyline views.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown 'was using heroin and cocaine' claims pal amid family denials

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family have been forced to deny she had been taking heroin and cocaine in the weeks before she was found unconscious in a bath. A friend of Whitney Houston's daughter, who is clinging to life while in a medically induced coma, …

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Youthful Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn captured in stunning rare photos

Rare photos of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn have been unveiled for the first time – depicting her as an innocent child and teenager before the worldwide spotlight fell upon her. The unique snaps come from the personal albums of her sons – Sean …

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'Mary Poppins' nanny Emma Currie accused of stealing from investment banker boss

A 'Mary Poppins' nanny accused of stealing £171,000 of designer clothing and jewellery claimed she took her boss's new 4X4 Mercedes after her underwear went missing at the investment banker's home, a court has heard. Emma Currie, 45, who was …

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Kevin W. Tucker Appointed Director of the Museum of the American Arts and …

Examples of artists, craftspeople, and organizations represented include Gustav Stickley, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rohlfs, Byrdcliffe, Dirk van Erp, Grueby, Saturday Evening Girls, Rookwood, Newcomb College, Marblehead …

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Shanghai stock market breaks 5000-point level for first time in seven years on …

"The rally in China's stock markets is fuelled by both individual investors and favourable policies from the government," said Louis Tse, a director of VC Brokerage. "Mainland investors have already taken MSCI's decision to add China's shares into …

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Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina found “unresponsive”: Police say “we …

Police are aware of the similarities between the way that Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina was discovered by her husband and the way that the singer tragically died in 2012. Bobbi Kristina is reportedly in a "stable" condition, according to …

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Golf no longer fun for Tiger Woods, says Hunter Mahan

Six-times PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan used to share the same swing coach as Tiger Woods and, purely as a golf fan, he has been left stunned and confused by his fellow American's recent struggle for form. Former world number one Woods plunged to …

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Watch Nick Gordon storm out of Dr Phil intervention as TV psychiatrist tells …

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon stormed out of his interview with Dr Phil when he discovered it was actually an intervention. The troubled boyfriend of the Whitney Houston's daughter was due to appear on the show with his mother to talk …

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Polański film poster show hosted in Kraków

An exhibition drawing together over 200 Roman Polański film posters from over 30 countries opens in Kraków this week at the city's art nouveau Palace of Art. Detail from a poster for 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' (1967). Image: Pałac Sztuki. The show …

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90 Years of Blue and White – A Design Icon Is Born

The art nouveau inspired design of the cream tin from the turn of the century was perceived as old-fashioned and was increasingly disregarded by women because the “new woman” was freer and more self-confident than during the time of the German Empire …

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Cottage dream up for sale: A Mackintosh masterpiece

Although it was never built for the couple – both renowned for their Art Nouveau-inspired Arts and Crafts designs – the detached house was finally constructed in 1992 by Scottish architect Robert Macintyre, who followed Mackintosh's plans to the letter.

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Mackintosh 'hidden' fireplace unveiled at tea rooms

The jewellers built a false wall and turned the area around the fireplace into a storeroom. But since Henderson went out of business the tea room has taken over the ground floor and is now beginning to reveal some of the building's original features.

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July 27 to August 2: This week in OKC

It features the largest public collection of Fabergé objects outside Russia. The exhibition, drawn from the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, will showcase Peter Carl Fabergé's fine craftsmanship in pieces of jewelry and …

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