Style in Germany similar to the 'Art Nouveau period in France (1895-1912). Literally means "Youth Style." Jugendstil emerged in a time of rebellion and self-consciousness and never reached international acclaim.
Jugendstil is defined as "a style of architecture or decorative art similar to Art Nouveau, popular in German-speaking areas of Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries" Webster's II New College Dictionary Third Edition. Jugendstil was also popular in the Nordic countries, where it became integrated with the National Romantic Style.