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Published in Paris before World War I, from 1904 to 1910, these decorative Art Nouveau graphics originally appeared in a now-rare periodical, La Decoration Artistique. This compilation presents 100 full-color plates in a beautiful assortment of period designs. A splendid variety of images includes headpieces, typographical banners, and other designs rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style, all embellished with naturalistic motifs, from parrots and peacocks to sinuous vines and flowers in full bloom.
Other illustrations feature storefront signage for bakeries and cafés; decorative friezes of theatrical masks and grapevines; borders of blossoms, books, and birds; stenciled decorations for fire screens; and corner and ceiling ornaments. Art aficionados, designers, artists, art students, and anyone with a taste for Art Nouveau should delight in this extraordinary collection, a lasting source of inspiration and pleasure.Personal note: I find the design work amazing, but to be honest, I find the colors inside the book to be a bit flat. That's in contrast with the cover, which is nice and bright. I wish every page looked like that. Part of the problem could be the source material--I have seen many of these art folios and periodicals in their original forms, and sometimes they fall a little flat for me, again due to lesser paper quality or reproduction, i.e. photo-offset v. superior (at that time) lithography. Still, I'm pleased to see this rare material reproduced, some of it is really wonderful. 'nuff said. -Bud
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Item Code ARNGM Publisher Dover Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780486831114 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 100pg Color Full Color
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