Art nouveau

Art nouveau

by Stephen Escritt
13th April, 2000

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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 furniture, jewellery and graphic arts, as well as architecture, sculpture and painting.

Known by a variety of names - Jugendstil in Germany, Secession style in Austria, the Modernista movement in Catalonia - it was a truly international new art for an explosive new age. This is the first book to examine Art Nouveau worldwide in the context of the issues of the time: from fin-de-si├Ęcle anxieties about the pressures of modern life to nationalism, spiritualism, the emancipation of women and the heroic cult of youth.

Details & Specs

Series: Art & ideas

Author: Stephen Escritt

Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780714838229

Publication Date: 13th April, 2000

Pages: 447

Dimensions: 220 x 160 x 27 mm

Notes: ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. (some col.), maps

Availability: Out of stock

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