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Art Nouveau By Alastair Duncan

Art Nouveau
by Alastair Duncan

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The story of art nouveau, from its inception in the 1890s to the modern resurgence of interest. It introduces the main personalities, such as Galle, Lalique and Tiffany, and relates their aims and accomplishments to the background from which the movement emerged.
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Art Nouveau by Alastair Duncan

Alastair Duncan tells the story of the meteoric rise and fall of Art Nouveau, which began as a general reaction by young artists and designers to the stifling traditionalism and revivalism of the mid-nineteenth-century fine and decorative arts. The 'new art' first made itself felt around 1895, in architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics and the other applied arts, and fell into eclipse after World War I, until its rediscovery in the 1960s. The author recounts the history of this important movement in detail, introducing the main personalities - Mucha, Lalique, Tiffany and others - and relating their aims and accomplishments to the background from which the movement emerged.

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Art Nouveau Reviews


'A most excellent book...at a highly affordable price' - Antiques Bulletin

About Alastair Duncan


Alastair Duncan is the author of Art Deco Complete, American Art Deco, Art Deco and Art Deco Furniture, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents


Architecture; furniture; painting and the graphic arts; glass; ceramics; jewellery and fashion; silver, metalware and objets d'art; sculpture.

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GOR001160833
Art Nouveau by Alastair Duncan
Alastair Duncan
World of Art
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1994-05-23
216
0500202737
9780500202739
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