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Art Nouveau A&i (Art & Ideas)

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, Art Nouveau was both Europe and America's boldest and most fashionable style. It could be seen in the sinuous ironwork of the new Paris Metro stations, the curving asymmetry of Lalique's jewellery and Tiffany's Japanese-inspired glassware. Art Nouveau brought a new decorative language to textile design, furniture, jewellery and graphic arts, as well as architecture, sculpture and painting. Known by a variety of names — Jugendstil in Germany, Secession in Austria, the Modernista movement in Catalonia — it was a truly international 'new art' for a new age.<P>In this comprehensive and lucid book, Stephen Escritt defines Art Nouveau broadly, analysing the work of such diverse designers as Victor Horta in Belgium, Emile Galle in France, Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow and Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. He argues that Art Nouveau was evolutionary, drawing on a range of sources including the French Neo-rococo, the English Arts and Crafts Movement and Symbolism, as well as revolutionary, exploring the inherent possibilities of steel and glass and the functionalism that was to be taken up by the Modern Movement. This is the first book to examine Art Nouveau worldwide in the context of the issues of the age, from fin-de-siecle anxieties about the pressures of modern life to nationalism, spiritualism, the emancipation of women and the heroic cult of youth.

Synopsis:

This international book examines Art Nouveau worldwide in the context of the issues of the age, from "fin-de-siecle" anxieties about the pressures of modern life to nationalism, spiritualism, the emancipation of women, and the heroic cult of youth. 250 illustrations, 200 in color.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive text places Art Nouveau in the context of its time, exploring architecture, interior design, furniture, sculpture, painting, graphic arts and jewellery.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-440) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

New Life in Old Revivals: The Genesis of Art Nouveau
A Decadent Age? Belgium, France and Germany
Squaring the Circle: Vienna and Glasgow
Dreams of Nations: Finland, Russia and Catalonia
New Art in the New World: The Americas
An All-Consuming Passion: Clients and Customers
Artistry and Industry: Old Craft and New Technology
A Recurring Allure: Into the Twentieth Century

Glossary
Brief Biographies
Key Dates
Maps
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714838229
Author:
Escritt, Stephen
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art nouveau
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Subject:
Art - General
Series:
Art & Ideas
Series Volume:
no. 2000-108
Publication Date:
20000104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.75 x 6.375 x 1 in 1.94 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This international book examines Art Nouveau worldwide in the context of the issues of the age, from "fin-de-siecle" anxieties about the pressures of modern life to nationalism, spiritualism, the emancipation of women, and the heroic cult of youth. 250 illustrations, 200 in color.
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