National Romantic style

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 century. Designers turned to early Medieval 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. Unlike much nostalgic Gothic Revival elsewhere, National Romantic architecture expressed progressive social and political ideals, through reformed domestic architecture.[1]

Examples of National Romantic architecture

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  1. ^ Barbara Miller Lane, National Romanticism and Modern Architecture in Germany and the Scandinavian Countries (New York: Cambridge University Press), 2000:10.