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Essence of Art Nouveau
This attractive, small-format book highlights key elements of the richly ornamental style that took Europe and America by storm at the turn of the last century and became a major influence on all fine and decorative art forms.The book features short thematic sections and a rich selection of fabulous artworks in every medium, some well known and others previously unpublishe ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published March 31st 2000)
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Nov 12, 2007 Monica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who'd like a quick overview of art noveau
I traveled to DC to see this exhibit and attend the full day symposium hosted by Paul Greenhalgh, Head of Research at the V&A. Since I can remember I've been a fan the art noveau style and for me this exhibit was breathtaking, to see so much art noveau artwork, posters, jewelry, fruniture, sculpture, decorative arts, and architectural details in one place. The exhibit was broken down into different gallery space for each city so it was a virtual art noveau journey from Paris to Brussels and ...more
Paul Greenhalgh is Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He is an expert on the Art Nouveau period and a leading scholar in the field of decorative arts.More about Paul Greenhalgh...