Book Detail

Publisher: Giunti Editore

Format: hardcover


The nature of art nouveau

In an age when machines and industrialisation had become an integral part of European society, there was the need to find different models, and once again, nature became that model and symbol. Many books have highlighted how this new style, which was applied to all the decorative arts, had different schools and names: art nouveau, stile floreal, liberty, jugendstil, and many others. However they were all trying to reproduce nature in its infinite beauty, and to bring art into everyday life. This volume explores the magnificence of this style through the lesser known artists and organizations producing cutlery, door handles, lamps, vases, tins, posters, books, furniture, and everyday objects, using materials as diverse as paper, tin, metal, iron, glass, ceramic. It includes an overview of the French producers Gallè and Daum; the Austrian producers Loetz, the Mackintosh School, The English Rose; the Italian School: Mazzuccotelli, the European Art Nouveau; Jugend and the first illustrations by Koloman Moser.

Size: 26 x 28,5; Pages: 240 in colour; Binding: Hardcover with jacket; Imprint: Giunti

Giovanni Renzi is an architect and history consultant of the Vienna based company Gebrüder Thonet.