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An extremely rich Belgian collection of Art Nouveau articles is behind the adventure leading to the conceiving of this book. Michel Draguet, in eight reference-filled chapters, guides the reader through the period between the end of the last century and the beginning of the present one, the herald of deep changes inspiring an art which, stemming from the symbolist and decadent instances, unfolds like a page of literature.
The articles of applied arts figuring in the book have the flavor of the poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarm, recall the microcosm of Proustian interiors and take us back to an atmosphere steeped in the contributions of several arts, from dance to painting and sculpture, wherein the search for new techniques clearly does not play merely a minor role. Between literature and industry, a portent of the new century striding in, Treasures of Art Nouveau gives us back the savor of a world fully aware of the winds of change.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.89" Width: 10.24" Height: 1.26" Weight: 5.29 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1999
ISBN 8881183242 ISBN13 9788881183241
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More About Michel Draguet
Michel Draguet is professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the center for research on Rene Magritte at the Free University of Brussels. He is a widely published author, most recently of the important monograph James Ensor and Treasures of Art Nouveau: Through the Collections of Anne-Marie Gilbert.
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A Truely Fine Book on Art Nouveau Sep 30, 2007
A must for all who love Art Nouveau Decorative Arts like I do!! The collection is absolutely top-notch, and the art glass will blow you away with the clear, rich photography used to capture the best in Art Nouveau. All in all..... five stars!!!!!