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ART NOUVEAU. New edition. Norbert Wolf. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2015. Original edition published 2011 {Worldwide 144639}. 304 pp. with 268 ills. (236 col.). 33 x 23 cm. LC 2015-931418 ISBN 9783791381558 In English.
Publisher's description: Now available in a new edition, this sumptuous volume explores key aspects of Art Nouveau--decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising, and more--with an in-depth approach and stunning illustrations. The Art Nouveau movement became an international phenomenon at the beginning of the twentieth century that ushered in the era of modernity in almost every aspect of cultural life. For decades critics have argued that Art Nouveau was not an artistic period in its own right, but an amalgam of artists and styles that served as a bridge between neoclassicism and modernism. In this comprehensive, authoritative, and copiously illustrated book, art historian Norbert Wolf explores Art Nouveau as a logical outgrowth of the historic forces in which it arose. This book focuses on the movement's wide variety of applications and reclaims its prominence in the pantheon of modern art history. Chapters on aesthetics, spirituality, and the cult of beauty offer luminous examples of works by Mucha, Gaudi, Hoffmann, Klimt, Horta, Munch, and Tiffany, among many others. Wolf's text is both informed and accessible, providing an exciting narrative that brings the Art Nouveau movement into clear focus.
Indexing: Western, Europe, International (Western Style) — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Several Media — Decorative Arts — Art Nouveau/Jugenstil/Liberty
Plans: 74,54
Worldwide Number: 164458
Hardcover $49.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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