Art Nouveau Posters, Illustration & Fine Art from the Glamorous Fin de Siecle
Author: Rosalind Ormiston and Michael Robinson
Publisher/Date: UK: Flame Tree Publishing (c. 2013)
Format/Condition: New oversized hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 192 pages; 11 x 11.4 x 0.9 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: The rise of the Art Nouveau style across Continental Europe and the US in all forms of art was remarkable and is explored in this beautifully illustrated book. Discussing the movement first as a whole, then from the angle of the graphic arts and finally as manifested in the fine arts, it focuses on the style in two dimensions. From the work of well-known figures such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Gaudí and Tiffany to beautiful posters and illustrations advertising everything from coffee to costumes, and even including an exploration of the links to Synthetism and Symbolism among other movements, the book is a treat from start to finish.
The book is divided into three sections. The first discusses the history and various sections from the English Art & Craft movement and Pre-Raphaelites through to the architecture of Antoni Gaudi and the glassware of Tiffany. The second section covers a range of commercial posters, jewelry, and other artifacts created by the movement's artists to earn a living. There is a focus on Alphonse Mucha's work which dominates this section of the book. Finally, the third section displays the most significant fine art and painting from the movement.
Some of the other artists included are Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley, Paul Gauguin, Arthur Heygate Macmurdo and many more.
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