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"Secesija u Arhitekturi Rijeke" (Art Nouveau architecture in Rijeka) by Julija Lozzi Barkovic at Izdavački Centari Rijeka publishing house

 (2010)


In front of many interested visitors on Tuesday, the 6th May 2010. at 20 hours, in the Museum of the City of Rijeka was presented the book named "Art Nouveau architecture in Rijeka" which author is Julija Lozzi Barković, associate professor in the department of Art History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Rijeka. This is an extensive and extremely well-equipped book emerged as a result of many years of scientific research of the author. The book is graphically one of the best which were published in recent years in Rijeka. Material is presented in systematic, precise, clear and usable way which makes the book suitable for the regular use, says director of the Museum of the City of Rijeka, Ervin Dubrović, one of the presenters of the book.
In Croatian. Izdavački Centari Rijeka, 2010. ISBN : 978-953-6939-36-7.

"Maks Fabiani: Dunaj – Ljubljana – Trst" by Andrej Hrausky and Janez Koželj at Cankarjeva založba publishing house

 (2010)


Max Fabiani (1865-1962), one of the main Austro-Hungarian planners and beside Plečnik also the biggest Slovenian architect. At the time that monarchy reached the highest social recognition and reputation: he was the first architect with a doctorate in the monarchy, a personal adviser to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, collaborator with Otto Wagner and professor in Vienna.
In Slovene. Cankarjeva založba, 2010. ISBN: 978-961-231-736-2. Photographer: Miran Kambič.

"Charles Rennie Mackintosh" by James Macaulay at W.W. Norton & Company Ltd publishing house

 (2010)


A new book charting the Life and Work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been published. Written by James Macaulay, a former senior lecturer at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, it contains both historic photographs and modern images of his major works by the noted architectural photographer Mark Fiennes, this is an essential and beautiful addition to the Mackintosh canon and to architectural history. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Scotland’s greatest architect and arguably one of the world’s most admired. He had far fewer commissions than his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright but with a few bold and innovative structures—the Glasgow School of Art and Hill House among them—he had a profound influence on art and architecture at the turn of the twentieth century. Like Wright, Mackintosh designed in totality, down to the furniture and fabrics used in his structures, and he was influenced by the Japanese, particularly in the simplicity of his designs and themes from nature.
Hailed as a pioneer of modernism, Mackintosh was, however, perhaps truer to the Arts and Crafts movement than has been realised.
W.W. Norton & Company Ltd. June 2010, Ł42.00. ISBN 978 0 393 05175 9, 304pp, 216 x 254mm, 74 colour and 146 black-and-white illustrations.

"Émile Gallé: l'amour de l'art - Les écrits artistiques du maître de l’Art nouveau" at Place Stanislas publishing house

 (2010)


Emile Galle is - if not the master of Art Nouveau - at least one of its major artists. After decades of neglect, his works are now widely recognized and his artistic ideas were recorded by him in numerous writings (articles, letters, forewords, records show ...). 
In 1908, four years after his death, his widow wrote a first selection of his texts under the title "Writing for Art" (reprinted in this volume). In The Art of Love, François Le Tacon has assembled all Gallé's writings related to art, supplemented by descriptions of important masterpieces by Gallé himself (Table Flore de Lorraine, Way to Fall, Field of Blood, for example) and the description of many pieces held by exceptional collectors as Robert de Montesquiou. 
All these texts and descriptions are illustrated with color reproductions of works by Gallé (works, drawings, sketches ...). The publication of Gallé's texts gathered under the title "L'Amour de l'Art", is organized around six thematic sections : Considerations on Art, Art and Industry, The School of Nancy, Ceramics, Glass, Wood. 
Edition established and annotated by François Le Tacon. 2010. Format 20 x 26 cm. 360 pages in color, with approximately 100 reproductions of works. Hardback bound, color coated with dust jacket. 
ISBN: 978-2-35578-053-0. Price: 35 euros.

Presentation of the Jugendstilverein at the Sprudelhof until 4 October 2010

 (2010)


Two photographic exhibitions are on show in the thermal complex (Bath n°4). The first one, by Hiltrud Hoelzinger, combines the Sprudelhof Art Nouveau heritage with naked bodies (in black and white) and the second by Hendrik Hoelzinger proposes color photographs of the Sprudelhof in a more surrealistic style, for example with animals. The DVD "Jugendstilbad Bad Nauheim" is screened and two original bath cells demonstrate the ancient tradition of thermal culture. 

"Wallpapers. Collection of the Museu de les Arts Decoratives and of the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques de Barcelona" at the Disseny Hub Barcelona - from 7 July to 31 October 2010

 (2010)


This fourth study gallery scheduled by Disseny Hub Barcelona, which can be viewed admission free at DHUB Montcada, features a selection of wallpapers from the collections of the Museu de les Arts Decoratives and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques. The exhibits are both local and international and range from the mid-20th century to the latest trends. 
This study gallery is divided into two parts. The first deals with current wallpaper and the interesting contributions of technological advances which have influenced design, production and aesthetics. The second part is devoted to historical wallpaper and includes the traditional typologies — standard papers, wainscots, borders, friezes or ceiling panels — and also the most representative styles from the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from Neoclassic to the 1970s revival.

Unveiling of the monument to Ivan Hribar in Ljubljana

 (2010)


On the 30th of august new monument to Ivan Hribar, mayor of Ljubljana (1896-1910), the work of the sculptor Mirsad Begić, was unveiled on the quay of Ljubljanica river. Hribar was meritorious for the renovation of Ljubljana after the great earthquake in 1895 in art nouveau style. 

Opening of the renovated Urbanc department store

 (2010)


The renovation of the art nouveau department store in Ljubljana, the Urbanc house will be finished at the end of September to host the Emporium fashion store.
The department store was built in 1903 by Felix Urbanc, distinguished Ljubljana tradesman with manufactured textile on the Prešeren square. The plans were commissioned to Friedrich Sigmundt, renowned Austrian architect from Graz, who designed the building in a French art nouveau style on the model of french department stores of the late 19th century. 

4th Clock Heritage Day - 6 November 2010 in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle

 (2010)


Cease the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of clock and its production. An exceptional chance to visit the workshops and factories where Swiss made clocks are conceived and made, but also an occasion to walk around the museums and other places in the towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle, both listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list from June 2009 for their clock heritage. This event is now biannual, so the 5th edition will take place on Saturday 10 November 2012.
Programme (in English, French and German)

"The Glasgow girls" at the Glasgow School of Art - from 19 November to 20 December 2010

 (2010)


This is a major exhibition of paintings, decorative and applied art by the 'Glasgow Girls' (1890-1930).
Over 100 exhibits have been provided by the three main Scottish collections of 'Glasgow Girls' work - Glasgow Museums (Glasgow Life), the Glasgow School of Art and the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. Artists and makers represented include Annie French, Margaret Gilmour, Norah Neilson Gray, Jessie M King, Frances and Margaret Macdonald, Jessie Newbery, and many others. However many private individuals have also lent significant works, many of which have never been seen in public before.
The exhibition has been curated by Liz Arthur, formerly a Glasgow Museums curator, who was involved in the last major exhibition on the 'Glasgow Girls' in Glasgow in 1990. She has also written a book to coincide with the exhibition - Glasgow Girls : Artists and Designers 1890-1930, Alba Printers Ltd 2010, ISBN: 9780 9551 63876.
This is a touring exhibition is initiated by the Kirkcudbright 2000 group.

Multilateral Exchange on listed buildings to be held in Brussels, Monday, December 6th, 2010

 (2010)


One of the actions of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a number of multilateral exchanges, based on the specific needs of the participating partners. The exchanges will provide the opportunity for those working in the cultural heritage, education and academic sector to exchange their knowledge and experience across Europe, addressing themes relevant to the contemporary promotion of Art Nouveau. The first in the series, Art Nouveau and Listed buildings is planned to be held in Brussels on 6 December 2010 and will deal with listed buildings, protection policies and financial supports in Europe. For extra information on this event, please contact the Coordination Office
Email: e.horth@artnouveau-net.eu or 
a-s.buffat@artnouveau-net.eu

Programme French & English
Programme French & Dutch

The audio recordings of the "Art Nouveau Herbarium" Terrassa Historical Lab lectures are now online! 
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International symposium "The Perception of Art Nouveau" - Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th, 2010 at the Royal Museums of Art and History

 (2010)


The international symposium "Perception of Art Nouveau" offers a historiographical stock-take of Art Nouveau from its heyday (1880-1920), which brought it as many admirers as detractors as the texts and caricatures testify, to its rediscovery by artists and intellectuals (1930-1950), and its current economic and touristic revaluation.
This event has been labellised in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union
Programme French & English
Programme French & Dutch

"Henry van de Velde and Art Nouveau in bookbinding in Belgium" at the Wittockiana Library - from 5 October 2010 to 15 January 2011

 (2010)


In Belgium, Art Nouveau style is characterized by the curved and moving linework as well as a style always more stressed, floral ornaments going from the figure to the line. The bookbinding circle was mainly impressed by the strong personality of the architect-designer Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) who designed between 1893 and 1900 about twenty decorations for bookbindings dedicated to his own library or to some other persons close to the Belgian royal family. Not only did he create the decorations, but he also designed the gilding irons that his personal bookbinder from Brussels, Paul Claessens, had made in the Béarel workshop in Paris.

The multimedia presentation "Art Nouveau & Society" screened on 16 December 2010 at the Ares film festival at Siracusa

 (2010)


This 15 minutes film aims to present Art Nouveau in Europe and was screened in all the partner cities. Designed to be a permanent tool for our partners, it shows the cultural and social history of Art Nouveau and the times in which it grew. In a departure from the Network’s earlier exhibition (Art Nouveau in Progress), the contextual production emphasizes the wider relevance of the pan-European phenomenon that was Art Nouveau, thereby linking the past with the future.
See teaser
See poster
See press pack (English)

Opening of the kitchen of the Horta Museum on November 29th, 2010 in Brussels

 (2010)


The great restoration project of the Horta Museum, begun in 1989, will takes its end in November 2010 with the return to the original state of the kitchen and back stairs completely rebuilt on five levels. One can here again admire the building ingenuity for people traffic and light. The blue and white tiled kitchen with pitch-pine paneling gives an image of cleanliness and simplicity, which will probably confuse some of the many visitors interested in the intimate aspects of the architect's house. (Photo: Paul Louis) 

"Gesamtkunstwerk Expressionismus" au Mathildenhöhe de Darmstadt - 24 October to 13 February 2011

 (2010)


No lesser goal than “the rediscovery of expressionism” is the aim of a new exhibition in Darmstadt, featuring around 450 exhibits from the genres of art, film, literature, theatre, dance and architecture. Entitled “Expressionism as Gesamtkunstwerk”, the exhibition at the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt is intended to be more than merely a reflection of the “Blue Rider”, explained Ralf Beil, director of the Mathildenhöhe Institute. “We are offering a rediscovery of expressionism, a cultural historical panorama”, he announced. The exhibition is on show from 24 October to 13 February 2011. The works date back to the period between 1905 and 1925. A particular focus of the exhibition is on the networks that existed between artists at that time, and on the interplay between literature, fine art and film. The exhibits, among them paintings, ink drawings, sculptures and handwritten notes by artists conscripted into the First World War, will be presented in their historical context in Darmstadt. “The Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt is rediscovering expressionism as a collective movement before and after the First World War”, stated Beil.

"Paul Nicolas (1875-1952). Itinéraire d'un verrier lorrain" at the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy - 6 November 2010 to 13 February 2011

 (2010)


Paul Nicolas' route began at the heart of Nancy's Art Nouveau. Hired by Gallé in 1893, he acquired a solid experience and founded his own glassware from 1919. Far from merely repeting an old-fashioned style, the glassmaker used his technical knowledge to create high quality non-figurative pieces. Numerous graphic documents illustrate the gifts of designer Paul Nicolas and his passion for botanics that stood out at Gallé's. A set of glass held in public or private collections, demonstrates techniques and formal research conducted throughout his career by the artist, at Gallé's side, then within the "Gathered Writers" under the name "D 'Argental "with the factory of Saint-Louis-lčs-Bitche, or under the signature "Paul Nicolas". 
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue designed in collaboration with the Nicolas family.

There are now more than 170 doctorate theses in our Art Nouveau research database!

 (2010)


The database aims to list PhD theses and post-doctorate theses related to the Art Nouveau movement.
Access the database

The digital recordings of the international symposium "The Perception of Art Nouveau" are now available on line

 (2010)


The international symposium "Perception of Art Nouveau" offered a historiographical stock-take of Art Nouveau from its heyday (1880-1920), which brought it as many admirers as detractors as the texts and caricatures testify, to its rediscovery by artists and intellectuals (1930-1950), and its current economic and touristic revaluation.
This event has been labellised in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.
Access the lectures

"Rīgas Jugendstils Interjers" - Art Nouveau interiors in Rīga" by Vita Banga, Jumava publications

 (2010)


This book was created to resemble a walk through an Art Nouveau apartment where one can view carious interior styles and new technological innovations, as well as get a feeling of the typical changes affecting city life in the early 20th c. While reading, one can view the apartement as a work of art where every nuance reflects the era - furniture, dishes, and, of course, the many different colours reflected in the decorative pieces. The many illustrations conjure up a certain atmosphere that ruled the city's daily life, the changing teimes, and were reflected in the apartments of the residents of Riga.
Bilingual Latvian-English edition. Editions Jumava. 2010. ISBN 978-9984-38-757-4.

"Sur les traces de l'Art nouveau en Ukraine, Kiev et Lviv" by Youri Biryulov, CIVA publications

 (2010)


The CIVA (International Centre for Urbanism, Archirtecture and Landscape) releases a new French-Ukrainian architecture guide about Ukrainian Art Nouveau heritage, including walks around the cities of Kiev and Lviv. Richly illustrated with photographs and maps, the book presents how to walk around the cities or to discover it from home. This reference publication is published in a collection initiated by the CIVA several years ago on Art Nouveau and its inventory.
Youri Biryulov (Auteur), stitched, CIVA Publishing House (28 January 2011), Language: French - Ukrainian. ISBN-10: 2930391375. ISBN-13: 978-2930391373.

"Art for all" at the Jugendstilsenteret in Ålesund from 16 October 2010

 (2010)


The exhibition focuses on the importance of the enormous spreading of images through the post during the Art Nouveau-period. What impact did this mass-communication have on the public’s general taste and on the spreading of Art Nouveau at an international scale? The exhibition is based on the collector Ivar Ulvestad’s postcard-collection.
See postcards slideshow

Attention, the Jugendstilverein changes website!

 (2010)


The new address is as follows: http://www.jugendstilverein-bad-nauheim.de

"Jewelry by artist. From Modernisme to the early avant-garde" at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) - 26 October 2010 to 13 February 2011

 (2010)


The exhibition will reveal how major artists at the forefront of creative trends in the fertile 20th century --both Catalans and their international counterparts, from Modernisme to the first historic avant-garde movements --approached the world of jewellery. 
The exhibition will expose the least-known facets of Auguste Rodin, Hector Guimard, Alphonse Mucha, Josep Hoffmann, Josep Llimona, Koloman Moser, Serrurier-Bovy, Henry Van de Velde, Manolo Hugué, Paco Durrio, Xavier Nogués, Pau Gargallo, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Salvador Dalí, André Derain, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Charlotte Perriand, Hans Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Julio González, Henri Laurens and Alberto Giacometti, as well as many others. 
The works on show come from public institutions and museums all over the world, as well as from private collections and from the MNAC's own collection. In particular, the exhibition will include works from different museums all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée Rodin, in Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid; the Institut d'Art Modern (IVAM), in Valencia, and the Museo de Bellas Artes, in Bilbao, amongst many others, and from numerous private collections in Europe and America.

An Art Nouveau calendar published by the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki

 (2010)


The calendar can be ordered from the museum shop:
Museum of Finnish Architecture/Bookshop
Kasarmikatu 24
FIN-00130 Helsinki
Tel. + 358 (0) 9 8567 5100
Fax + 358 (0) 9 8567 5101
Email: leena.pallasoja@mfa.fi
The price of the calendar is EUR 25,00.
Maling costs are EUR 9,00 in Europe and EUR 13,00 for the rest of the world.
Payment by Credit Card or SWIFT account.

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium