1900: Art Nouveau, Secessionist, Jugendstil and a little bit Steam Punk and Metropolitan

Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, Vienna, London and finally America, this sinuous, elegant and seductive style seduced the world, just as it was also embracing the modern mechanized world of almost daily breakthroughs and astonishing inventions, cars and telephones and electric lighting and the cinematograph to give it but one of its myriad trademarked names, an astonishing moment in time.