Beginning in Austria with the "Secession" in 1897, the new art movement spread immediately to Germany, became significant in interior decoration in France since the World War, and arrived in the United States after 1925. However, it had been preceded by certain voyages of discovery before the pioneers invaded the new territory.
Among these earlier excursions, one may name William Morris (1884-1896) and the English contemporaries of Ruskin, who brought a return to simpler, more direct methods of design, away from the custom of period design. Another progenitor was Louis Sullivan, the American architect.
Sullivan not only outlined much of the theory of the new style, but he gave it a real practical start in his designs of skyscrapers. Sullivan's most brilliant pupil, Frank Lloyd Wright, continued his ideals, especially in the design of houses, fireplace ideas (http://www.ferche.com/), and in writings. The works of these two American architects became an acknowledged source of inspiration to the Europeans who launched the movement at the end of the nineteenth century.
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