Antique Collector - Art Nouveau


New wonders for a new century - Art Nouveau.
Art Nouveau spaned the late and early years of the last two centuries (1890-1914) and sprang from the Arts and Craft Movement. The highly imaginative forms were extremely decorative, although an individual designers interpretation of Art Nouveau was often varied. Art Nouveau became officially recognized following the International Exhibition of Paris, 1900, and is epitomized by the glassworkers Galle and Tiffany, and the jewellery of Lalique.

Art Nouveau designers demonstrated an appreciation of the natural world and were inspired by the sinuous lines of flowers, animals, insects, birds and plants. They used the pliancy of wood, molten glass, clay and metal, and applied them to the flowing curves we see in buildings, furniture, jewellery, ceramics, glass and sculpture. Commercial poster printing offered a new medium for advertisers and artists alike who wasted no time experimenting with this new artform, and these remain popular with collectors.


The ArtNouveau Age.



The Jewels of Lalique
by Yvonne Brunhammer
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This book brings together a dazzling array of jewels, many from private collections, and presents them in the context of Lalique's decorative objects and contemporary glasswork. With its superb illustrations of jewelry, drawings, bronzes and glass, an annotated list of works, and extensive chronology, this volume, available in paperback for the first time, has become an important work for all those interested in jewelry and Art Nouveau.


Miller's Art Nouveau and Art Deco Buyer's Guide
by Eric Knowles
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This is a reference work for both new enthusiasts and experienced collectors. A broad range of pieces has been selected, including glass, furniture, jewellery, metalware, bronze, ivory figures and ceramics. Over 4000 items are illustrated and described, each with a price guide.



They stand elegant and exquisite, casually placed in simple crystal vases, primula, narcissus, a dandelion, a branch of blueberries. They invite us to touch their arched leaves. If we do, we find they are not plucked from the dew at dawn but made of gold, jewels and enamels. Faberg created these remarkably delicate flowers and fruits from botanical specimens: wild roses, lilies of the valley, hawthorn flowers, and blueberries.



Faberge Flowers
by Reed Swezey
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Whether a long-lived passion or a new found pleasure, explore the beauty and originality of Art Nouveau with this sumptuous collector's guide. From furniture to metalwork, jewellery to sculptures - over 1,100 individually priced items, with up-to-date valuations and unique historical information, are presented by subject area. With in-depth coverage of all the major designers and factories, including Emile Galle and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.


Art Nouveau
(DK Collector's Guides)
Judith Miller
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Full-Color Art Nouveau Stained Glass Designs
- CD-Rom and Book
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Product details
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; Pap/Cdr edition (Aug 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486995674
ISBN-13: 978-0486995670
Dimensions: 29.5 x 22.7 x 0.3 cm


Meiji Ceramics: Japanese Export Porcelain 1868-1912 Gisela Jahn
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Japanese decorative and applied arts sparked off the the Western fascination with all things Japanese - japonisme. Meiji Ceramics represents the first detailed survey of the development of Japanese export porcelain against a highly charged background of political, economic and cultural factors. Stylistic development in Japanese ceramics meant there was a big impact made by Japanese art on Art Nouveau and, ultimately, the Japanese aesthetic response to it.



This work examines one of the most productive periods of artistic invention and describes the work of the Impressionists, the Symbolists and artists such as Courbet, Rodin and Gaugin. The rise of Art Nouveau and its influence in architecture and design is also covered. The author also looks outside France, to artists who influences and were influences by French art such as Van Gogh and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


French 19th Century Art 1848-1905
by Nicole Tuffelli
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This book covers all the major designers of the period and the environment in which they worked, describing the variation in forms and ideas expressed in key schools of thought. Important sections are devoted to architecture and interior design, and features cities such as Paris and Brussels, New York and Moscow, through the work of architects and designers whose names have become inextricably linked with their turn-of-the century flowering.



Art Nouveau 1890-1914
by Paul Greenhalgh
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Essential Art Nouveau
by Paul Greenhalgh
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This attractive book highlights the key elements of Art Nouveau, a ground-breaking style which took Europe and America by storm by the turn of the last century.



American Art Deco
by Alastair Duncan
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After the initial explosion of art deco in Europe in the mid-1920s, American designers were soon making their own contribution to the style. Alastair Duncan explores the subject of American art deco, reassessing and putting into perspective the work of artists such as Donald Deskey, Paul Manship, Gilbert Rohde, Walter von Nessen, and many others whose vision helped transform American art and design.




Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S. (Dec 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558598448
ISBN-13: 978-1558598447
Dimensions: 33.8 x 26.3 x 2.5 cm


Rorstrand Porcelain: Art Nouveau Masterpieces
Bengt Nystrom
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Looking closely at one of the world's most extensive collections of French Art Nouveau Glass, this text offers the latest research into the art historical background of the Gerda Koepff Collection and the techniques that make these pieces so exquisite.


Art Nouveau Glass: The Gerda Koepff Collection Helmut Ricke
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Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork: 1906
P Oakley and G Dry
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At the turn of the century, WMF was the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of household metalware. In 1906 they produced a sumptuous catalogue showing over 3,000 pieces with descriptions in English, which is reprinted here for the first time, with an historical introduction by Graham Dry.



Warman's Lalique
by Mark Moran
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This book features the best of Lalique's objects of color and light: a fantasy in glass. Features current market prices, many rare pieces, tips for collectors, how to spot fakes and reporductions and French- English translations



Celebrated for his Art Nouveau stained-glass interpretations of birds, insects, fruits and flowers, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the foremost American designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His enormous influence on his father's famed company, however, has been largely obscured. Tiffany & Co design director John Loring puts into perspective the mutually beneficial bonds between "LCT" and the family firm.


Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.
by John Loring
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Art Nouveau (Art & Ideas)
by Stephen Escritt
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Art Nouveau: Architecture and Design by Fitzgerald
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Art Nouveau 1890-1914
by Paul Greenhalgh
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The Jewels of Lalique
by Yvonne Brunhammer
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