- Pocket visual encyclopedia.
Florence, Italy :
- Physical Description
- 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 21 cm
- Other Authors
Presents an overview of the Art Nouveau movement in Europe and discusses its most prominent works and artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, glass, furniture, jewelry, and clothing.Review by Publisher Summary 2
At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, the Art Nouveau movement introduced a vital spirit of artistic and cultural renewal to virtually every aspect of artistic production: from paintings and graphics to advertising posters, finding its most remarkable expression in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts. Many of the interpreters of Art Nouveau - including Van de Velde, Tiffany, Klimpt, Horta, Beardsley, Guimard and Mackintosh - were inspired by the sinuous, elegant, and dynamic shapes and lines of flowers,plants, and the female form, introducing these natural forms into their art.