Usage examples for nouveau

  1. Henri too: an art- nouveau caprice? – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. The lamp in the centre of the table was a bronze column supporting a hemisphere of heavy red and emerald glass, the colours woven into an intricate and bizarre design, after the manner of the art nouveau- so the zealous salesman had informed them. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. Except for the fact that of recent years the art nouveau has invaded Germany, there is little mediocrity of plan or execution in the ecclesiastical architecture of that country, although of late years all classes of architectural forms have taken on, in most lands, the most uncouth shapes,- church edifices in particular,- they becoming, indeed, anything but churchly. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  4. Artists have their headquarters there, but the disciples of the awful " art nouveau" and kindred " arts" have produced many horrors in striving for new effects. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  5. Though rugged, he was not uncouth, and there was nothing of the nouveau riche about him. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  6. Who can be deceived in the house of a nouveau riche? – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  7. The food to which the poilu had, for nearly five years, been accustomed at the front was become, since the armistice, the exclusive monopoly of the capitalist or the nouveau- riche in the rear. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  8. She had asked him to meet her there, with the desire to avoid the crowded halls and drawing- room of the Nouveau Luxe where, even at that supposedly " dead" season, people one knew were always drifting to and fro; and they sat on a bench in the pale sunlight, the discoloured leaves heaped at their feet, and no one to share their solitude but a lame working- man and a haggard woman who were lunching together mournfully at the other end of the majestic vista. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  9. Dick really has detective talent, dear Sis, and if I were you, I shouldn't oppose his setting up as a sort of art nouveau Sherlock Holmes. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  10. In 1677, it obtained a privilege and, with a dedication to the Dauphin, took a new lease on life under the title Le nouveau Mercure Galant. – Origin and Early History of the Fashion Plate by John L. Nevinson
  11. In 1717 he allied himself with le Nouveau Mercure, a paper devoted to the interests of the Modernes as against those of the Anciens. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  12. It was to be art nouveau. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  13. When Bonzig left, the boys gathered round " le nouveau," large and small, and asked questions. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  14. The most modern houses in Berlin have broad front staircases with thick carpets, and in some cases seats of " Nouveau Art" design on the landings. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick