An exclusive private itinerary leads the reader to the discovery of the refined style that characterises the places where life is lived in Brussels today. 'The Art of Living in Brussels' reveals different facets of Belgium's capital and highlights the surprising mixture of classicism and contemporary style, of magnificence and minimalism that distinguish this cosmopolitan European city awarded UNESCO world heritage status owing to the stately architecture of Grande Place, heart of the metropolis. The city is renowned for its blend of gothic art, art nouveau and art deco, as well as for its medieval architecture, in a miscellany of different aesthetics where the splendid sixteenth and seventeenth century Flemish and Walloon mansions complement the delicate, almost mystic art nouveau style, whose extraordinary forerunner, Victor Horta, is a native son of Brussels. Author Fiametta d'Aremberg Frescobaldi offers a novel journey that takes the reader through some thirty homes designed by famous names and located in different areas of the city and its environs. Thus we are privy to the living quarters of passionate art collectors, seeing with our own eyes that the taste and personal history of those dwelling there is in perfect keeping with the distinguishing spirit of the capital: a passion for art. Shown for the first time ever, these exclusive places are captured in lovely pictures by photographer Jean Pierre Gabriel, who interprets them in a way that reflects their refined taste.