• Art Nouveau: The Essential Reference

    "This is a gorgeous book, ideal for any lover of Art Nouveau." —bookaddictionDover's extensive library of Art Nouveau graphic art and typography serves as the source for this comprehensive volume, which features hundreds of magnificent full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Images by virtually every key artist of the Art Nouveau movement include the work of Alphonse Mucha, E. A. Seguy, Aubrey Beardsley, Koloman Moser, Max Benirschke, and M. P. Verneuil. Selections from rare books and portfolios of the period include works never reprinted since their initial publication. This book also reprints material from the major Art Nouveau periodicals, including Jugend, The Studio, Dekorative Vorbilder, and The Keramic Studio. Detailed bibliographical information concerning every source ― including biographical details of each artist ― makes this collection a vital reference tool as well as a stunning compendium of significant and beautiful Art Nouveau graphics. Students of graphic art, typography, and illustration, as well as graphic designers and advertising professionals, will prize this remarkable resource.

    • Brand: Dover Publications
    • ASIN: 0486799832
    • UPC: 800759799831

  • French Art Nouveau Ceramics: An Illustrated Dictionary

    This book is a unique and comprehensive illustrated dictionary of French Art Nouveau Ceramics.A census conducted in 1901 indicated the existence of some 209 producers of pottery in France, employing a total of around 5,800 full-time labourers. This great activity stimulated a parallel development in the arts, including the search for new expressions in art pottery, giving birth to l'art nouveau, a great and eclectic synthesis of a number of other art styles. Largely through British arts and crafts, and the work of artists like the Manxman Archibald Knox, it reached far back into the prehistory of Celtic art. To this were added later medieval elements, through the gothic revival championed by William Morris.The need for renewal, breaking away from the neo-Classical and academia, which was realm of the upper-class culture, was largely theorised by John Ruskin, who searched elsewhere for inspiration. Thus did British art nouveau also partake of Chinese and Japanese styles, though never in so forceful a manner as did the French aesthetic. France, on the one side, looked back to the swirling and frivolous eighteenth century Rococo, primarily through the influence of the Goncourt brothers, Edmond and Jules, influential aesthetes of the mid nineteenth century.The book focuses especially...

    • ASIN: 2915542651

  • Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts (Dover Pictorial Archive)

    A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of 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 crafters attempted to create a style suitable for a "modern" age. This treasury of rare Art Nouveau decorative ornaments offers an unusual selection of the genre's most strikingly imaginative graphics. Originally published in Paris in 1899 and sold by subscription, the collection features fifty full-page plates depicting a rich profusion of everyday items rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style. Intricate patterns of flowers, vines, faces, and other designs decorate scores of objects made of metal, ceramic, and glass: pitchers and vases, cutlery, walking sticks, jewelry, and other objects and artifacts. A source of authentic Art Nouveau graphics, this compilation will serve as an inspiration for artists, illustrators, and designers.

    • ASIN: 0486797333
    • UPC: 800759797332

  • Masterworks of Art Nouveau Stained Glass

    Art Nouveau was the dominant art style in both Europe and America at the turn of the 20th century. Its organic, curvilinear designs influenced painting, architecture, and sculpture, but it was in the decorative arts that Art Nouveau made its most lasting impression. One of its most delightful expressions can be seen in the delicately colored stained glass designs of the period, in which muted tones complement flowing representations of birds, animals, geometrics, foliage, and flowers. This volume combines two rare and important early 20th-century portfolios to present nearly 200 full-color stained glass designs.The first of these volumes, previously published as Arnold Lyongrün's Masterpieces ofArt Nouveau Stained Glass, is reproduced directly from an extremely rare original edition created by the German-born artist. More than 90 magnificent motifs include lovely floral and foliate designs, graceful female figures in flowing robes, pastoral landscapes, seascapes dominated by billowing sails, humorous depictions of animals, and more. The second collection featured in this single-volume compilation, previously published as M. J. Gradl's Authentic Art Nouveau Stained Glass Designs in Full Color, presents more than 100 full-color Art Nouveau stained glass designs from the hard-to-f...

    • ASIN: 0486824446
    • UPC: 800759824441

  • Art Nouveau Tiles, C. 1890-1914 (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

    Dazzling in their bold use of color and wide range of designs, Art Nouveau tiles are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. These international tile designs encompassed striking decorative elements to be used in residences and public buildings. High fired, these tiles retain their original color and beauty despite over one hundred years of use. This book, designed for both the beginning collector and the long time lover of tiles, includes full color examples of over 600 designs. A very useful and beautiful collectors' guide, it provides information about many major tile manufacturers. It is arranged by company and design and contains a guide to market prices, as well as suggestions and tips for tile collectors. Filling a gap in the tile books currently available, this volume provides both the largest collection of single Art Nouveau images published to date, and a concise introduction to the field of tiles. A bibliography contains research sources for more detailed study and information regarding organizations devoted to tile preservation and collection. This is the perfect choice for any lover of ceramic surfaces and those who appreciate and enjoy color and design. It will undoubtedly be instrumental in not only introducing many to the beauty of Art Nouveau design, but also expand...

    • Brand: Schiffer Publishing
    • ASIN: 0764314416

  • Art Nouveau Stained Glass Pattern Book (Dover Stained Glass Instruction)

    Stained glass workers will welcome this book containing 104 authentic Art Nouveau patterns newly rendered by Ed Sibbett, Jr.In the typical Art Nouveau style are 104 designs in this book: florals with stem and leaf patterns; sensuous women with billowing hair, dresses, and exquisite headpieces; fish; butterflies; peacocks; Beardsley-like women in profile wearing masks; and many, many others. Some of these designs are intermediate to advanced and will be a challenge to skilled craftsmen, while others are simple enough for beginners in the field. They can be used whole or in part for windows, panels, lampshades, mirrors, frames, mobiles, or other craft projects.

    • Brand: Sibbett, Ed
    • ASIN: 0486235777
    • UPC: 800759235773

  • The Art Nouveau Style in Jewelry, Metalwork, Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Architecture and Furniture (Dover Architecture)

    One of the largest pictorial surveys available contains rare illustrations of jewelry, metalwork, glass ceramics, textiles, architecture, furniture, and other objects. 579 photographs display jewelry by Lalique, Mucha-designed watch, stained glass by Gaudin, interiors by Hohlwein, plus pendants, iron doors, reliefs, flatware, more.

    • ASIN: 0486235157
    • UPC: 800759235155

  • Meiji Ceramics: The Art of Japanese Export Porcelain and Satsuma Ware 1868-1912

    Pressure exerted by America in 1854 caused Japan to open its doors after 260 years of isolation. Wide receptiveness to everything Western was the driving force behind the modernization of Japan initiated by the Meiji government, yet it also induced a rapid rediscovery of indigenous cultural values. At early Paris and London international exhibitions, the Japanese decorative and applied arts sparked off the Western fascination with all things Japanese japonisme. In Japan, on the other hand, new technologies were eagerly adopted the government realized that increasing production for export would be an excellent means of promoting Japanese economic growth and thus enhancing Japan's status worldwide. Meiji Ceramics represents the first in-depth study of the development of Japanese export porcelain against a highly charged background of political, economic and cultural factors. Includes 180 artists's signatures. Text in English.

    • ASIN: 3897901978

  • Art Nouveau Tiles

    At the turn of the century, Art Nouveau-- characterized by richly ornamental, curvilinear design-- held sway as the international style in art, architecture, and decorative arts, including the production of tiles. This is the first book to examine Art Nouveau tiles from all over Europe as well as the United States, and an essential volume for the collector and interior designer, featuring 200 stunning color photographs of these ceramic treasures.The authors explore various techniques and processes used in the creation of Art Nouveau tiles, from hand-painting and mosaic work to terracotta and faience, as well as the history of tile production and the architectural application of tiles in Europe, Russia, and America from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book traces the roots of Art Nouveau to the British Arts and Crafts movement, which produced tile work by such artists as William Morris, William De Morgan, and Christopher Dresser. Following this, the wide variety of Art Nouveau tiles across northern and Central Europe is surveyed in detail: in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Separate chapters are also devoted to Spain and Portugal, and the unique tradition of American tile-making-- highlighting the work of important de...

    • Brand: Brand: Rizzoli
    • ASIN: 0847822273