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The Art Nouveau Style: A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations (Dover Books on Fine Art)

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A revolutionary reaction to traditional nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear motifs to the decorative arts, graphics, architecture, sculpture, and painting, artists and craftspeople attempted to create a style suitable for a "modern" age.

In this absorbing, exceptionally detailed, and well-researched book (one of the first scholarly works to revive interest in the style after World War II), a noted Norwegian authority on the subject examines the movement in depth. Stephan Madsen offers a wealth of facts and insights about the origins and development of the style; trends leading up to Art Nouveau, including the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites; early Art Nouveau posters and book illustrations; and its use in architectural ornamentation, furniture, jewelry, wrought-iron, glass, and other applied arts.

A magnificent selection of 264 photographs and line drawings accompanies the text, which gives broad coverage to the movement, as well as insightful discussions of such important artists as Emile Gallé, Alphonse Mucha, Walter Crane, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Aubrey Beardsley, Henry Van de Velde, Victor Horta, William Morris, and Eugène Grasset.

Artists and students, admirers of Art Nouveau, and anyone interested in this enduring and influential style will welcome Professor Madsen's expert, fully documented study.

Synopsis:

Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study by noted authority examines early trends (including the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites), posters and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; painting and sculpture; and the eclipse of the style. Perceptive discussions of many artists associated with the movement, among them Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, and William Morris.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I ART NOUVEAU FULLY DEVELOPED

  National aspects

  France-Floral and Fashionable

  Scotland-Linearism and Symbolism

  Belgium-Dynamic Abstraction

  Holland-Two-dimensional Orientalism

  Germany-Flowers and Construction

  Austria-Geometric Linearism

PART II ORIGINS

  Name and Conception

  Historicism

  Gothic Revival

  Neo-Rococo

  Neo-Baroque

  Formal Reaction

  Arts and Crafts Movement

  English Proto-Art Nouveau

  Cult of Plant and Line

  Japanese and Oriental Influence

  Celtic Revival

  Iron

  Pre-Raphaelite Movement

  Symbolism-Synthetism

  Symbolism in Applied Arts

PART III DEVELOPMENT

  Great Britain-Glasgow style

  England

  Scotland

  Eclipse

  British Influence

  Belgium-Native Soil

  Victor Horta

  Gustave Serrurier-Bovy

  Henry van de Velde

  Paul Hankar

  Philippe Wolfers

  France-Art Nouveau

  Ecole de Nancy

  Paris

  Holland-Books and Batiks

  Austria-Viennese Secessionists

  Germany-Jugend

  Summing up

PART IV SOURCES

  Recent Exhibitions

  Catalogues

  Contemporary Catalogues

  Contemporary Articles

  Contemporary Periodicals

  America

  Austria

  France

  Germany

  Holland

  Italy

  Bibliography

  Acknowledgements

  Index with dates of artists

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486417943
Translator:
Christophersen, Ragnar
Author:
Christophersen, Ragnar
Author:
Tschudi-Madsen, Stephan
Author:
Madsen, Stephan Tschudi
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Art, european
Subject:
History - Neoclassical
Subject:
Art nouveau
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art Nouveau Graphics
Subject:
Alphonse Mucha
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Nouveau
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
268 ht, 17 line
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 1.95 lb

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Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study by noted authority examines early trends (including the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites), posters and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; painting and sculpture; and the eclipse of the style. Perceptive discussions of many artists associated with the movement, among them Alphonse Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley, and William Morris.
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