"But there's the chapel. You must see that. It's a monument of art nouveau"
Art Nouveau design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Public DomainArt Nouveau design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Credit: Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
Art Nouveau poster by Eugène Grasset
Public DomainArt Nouveau poster by Eugène Grasset - Credit: Eugène Grasset (1841-1917)

The chapel at Brideshead is based on the chapel at Madresfield Court in Worcestershire, the ancestral home of the Lygon family. Click here to see a picture.

Art Nouveau was a style in art, architecture and design, at its height between 1890 and 1905. It is characterised by the use of curvy, sinuous lines, stylised images of fruit and flowers, and Pre-Raphaelite idealised female forms.