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Ithaca, NY
The Origins of L'art Nouveau: The Bing Empire
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
 
The Library of Eugene Grasset
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
The September edition is focused on the inspirations of Eugène Grasset through the publication of library items. The pages included in this publication are from an estate sale catalogue. Although a little morbid, it does give the reader a clear indication of what he found inspirational. Arsène Alexandre quoted Grasset as saying -- “these are my friends of solitude and of work”.
London
The Iconic House - Architectural Masterworks Since 1900
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
One hundred of the most important and influential architect-designed houses in the world. See a list of architects whose work appears in 'The Iconic House' See an interview with Dominic Bradbury about the writing of the book With seminal works from such icons as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, as well as modern-day greats including Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron, this book presents a stunning array of the past century’s architectural masterpieces. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of materials and local building traditions, and careful integration of clients’ needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Every house has a history, and this book tells the often intimate stories of these remarkable buildings and their architects and clients. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs and a wealth of floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type offer further information. Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or vernacular, these iconic buildings from around the world and across the decades will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own some day. 28.00 x 26.00 cm Hardback 352pp 638 Illustrations, 559 in colour First published 2009
Bruxelles (Ixelles)
The Charlier museum and Victor Horta
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
In 1890, the patron of the arts Henri Van Cutsem (1839-1904) inherited a townhouse in the neoclassical style at 16 avenue des Arts in Sint-Josse-ten-Noode, a borough neighbouring the historical city centre of Brussels. To show off his art collections to best effect, Van Cutsem entrusted the works to extend his home and convert the stables and annexes to a young and as yet unknown architect: Victor Horta. Between 1890 and 1893 the latter designed two galleries topped with glass roofs with metal supports and a new facade giving onto rue de la Charité. This enlarged Hôtel Charlier provides an early example of the innovations that would later become distinctive of the work of the master of Art Nouveau: the fluidity and transparency of the interior spaces, the use and affirmation of visible metal in a private home, fruit at the base of walls to lend an organic illusion, etc. In 1928, the townhouse became known as the "Charlier Museum" in memory of the sculptor Guillaume Charlier (1854-1925), Van Cutsem's universal legatee, who donated the house and its art collections to the borough of Sint-Josse-ten-Noorde. In 1993 the museum was listed as a historical monument by the Brussels-Capital Region. 64 pages, 13 X 13 cm, 180 gramme
Budapest
The Bigot Pavilion – Art Nouveau Architectural Ceramics from Paris
Dates:26-05-2013-31-08-2014
This year, the Budapest the ensemble of Alexander Bigot’s monumental architectural ceramics can be seen for the first time since the Paris World's Fair of 1900. The ensemble was acquired with government funds by the director Jenő Radisics at the Paris Universal Exposition 1900 and has never been on display so far. Alexander Bigot’s pavilion constructed of Art Nouveau architectural sample pieces –wall revetments, fireplace frames, columns with plastic decorations, brackets, friezes- was bought entirely by the museum and was transported to Budapest after the exposition. The objects were deposited in the huge basement of the Museum of Applied Arts. The designers of the architectural ceramics were such outstanding French architects and sculptors of the period like Jules Lavirotte (1864-1924) or Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Similar pieces of architectural ceramics displayed at the exhibition can be found on facades of several Art Nouveau apartment buildings and palaces in Paris even today. The present exhibition hints at the future of the museum, expressing the desire that many hidden artworks in the collection, such as these, should be displayed – something which will only be possible after the reconstruction of the building designed by Ödön Lechner. The Ceramics Factory Alexandre Bigot (Mer, 1862 – Paris, 1927) established his ceramics manufactory at Mer in 1894, after his extensive studies of the natural sciences, chemistry and physics, and with enthusiasm for far-eastern as well as modern ceramic arts. His factory was producing stoneware fired at high temperatures and known as grès flammés. This material was most suitable for the decoration and panelling of the facades of modern ferro-concrete buildings, but the company also made various dishes and vases. The surface of the ceramics was usually covered with special glazes, including crystalline glazes, which often flowed down on the surface of the plastic forms. He also created special matte glazes, using acids to corrode the surface. At its heyday, the Bigot factory had about hundred and fifty workers. Products of Bigot The rich selection of products by the Bigot factory was listed in their catalogue, issued in second edition in 1902. They offered frost-resisting glazed and unglazed tiles for façade revetments, roof tiles, including ridge-tiles of various shapes, as well as large variety of architectural sculpture, such as columns, pillars, lunettes, lintels, banisters, arches, friezes and parapets. Ceramics for interior use were also quite varied. Flat tiles for floors and walls were often designed with multi-tile ornaments of various shapes. Their ceramics, which were suitable for decorating large surfaces, their fireplaces as well as ornamental vessels were made for the elegant urban interiors of the bourgeoisie. The Magic of Bigot The elegant and well-shaped objects by Bigot, decorated with varied figural and floral motifs and covered with colourful glazes of warm tone provide a unique aesthetic experience. Similar pieces to the ones shown in the present exhibition can be found on the facades of several Parisian apartment buildings and palaces. The architectural ceramics of Alexandre Bigot were made in various historical styles as well as in the style of Art Nouveau, but he never really constrained himself to one style. For him, the challenge was the material and the glazes. The magic of his ceramic objects lies in the glazes which cover his daring and exotic shapes, often flowing down or intentionally blotty, other times appearing in deep tones, or gleaming in thick layers. Most architectural elements used in the pavilion assembled for the Paris World’s Fair were designed for two buildings by Jules Aimé Lavirotte from Lyon (1864-1924), both still standing in the seventh district of Paris.
Mineola, NY
The art nouveau style book of Alphonse Mucha
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
Rare design portfolio by high priest of Art Nouveau. Jewelry, wallpaper, stained glass, furniture; figure studies; plant and animal motifs, much more. This complete one-volume edition features all 72 stunning plates from Documents Décoratifs in original color. 78 pages
Bruxelles
The Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
Sir Colin and Lady Anderson were passionate about Art Nouveau and amassed a collection of furniture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, metalware and graphics that embodied the new style that swept fin de siècle Europe and America. They acquired the work of many of the leading exponents of Art Nouveau, including graphics by Alphonse Mucha, the furniture of Emile Gallé and Louis Majorelle, glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, jewellery by René Lalique and Georges Fouquet, as well as works made for Liberty & Co by designers such as Archibald Knox. The Collection was given to the University of East Anglia in 1978, to be housed in the newly opened Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. This catalogue celebrates the Anderson Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. This catalogue celebrates the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau with 175 colour images and features essays examining both the varied forms of the style and the artists and designers who made these remarkable works.
London
Textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte 1910-1932
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
For designers, decorators or anyone simply in search of visual inspiration, this book is a goldmine and a fitting tribute to a period of astonishing creativity. A wealth of reproductions, many in colour, are supplemented by an exhaustive catalogue and artist biographies, as well as contemporary photographs of the textiles’ uses in fashion and interior decoration. The textile patterns and prints of the Wiener Werkstätte were among the most popular and successful designs of the early twentieth century, reflecting both the tastes of Viennese high society and the general trend towards artistic abstraction. Textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte 1910–32 presents selections from the original gouache drawings, pattern books and about 20,000 samples now in the collection of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna – a truly remarkable archive of most of the over 1,800 recorded fabric designs. These range from the early naturalistic motifs of Art Nouveau to the later geometric designs associated with Art Deco. Angela Völker’s text gives accounts of a range of topics, including the designs by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann for Backhausen and Söhne before the foundation of the textile department in about 1910, methods of production, sales policy, customers and end use. 28.00 x 20.70 cm Paperback with flaps 256pp 417 Illustrations, 306 in colour First published 2004
 
Teodora Gheroghiu: Art Nouveau. Strauss, Zemlinsky, Ravel - CD musical
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
1 cd Aparté
Düsseldorf
Taxile Doat – Maître des Grand Feu
Dates:27-02-2014-29-09-2014
Ce céramiste, surnommé "le maître du grand feu", a travaillé de 1877 à 1905 à la Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, avant d'ouvrir son propre atelier. Ses recherches sur la porcelaine, le grès et la glaçure, ainsi que son désir de renouveler les décors et les formes des vases sous l'influence naturaliste et japonaise font de lui l'un des acteurs majeurs du renouveau de la céramique en France au début du 20ème siècle. Il reçoit la médaille d'or à l'Exposition universelle de 1889. En 1909, il part enseigner la céramique aux Etats Unis, à l'académie des arts de St Louis, à la demande d'Edouard Gardner Lewis. Il revient définitivement en France en 1915. Doat publia en 1905 un livre, "Les céramiques de grand feu", dans lequel il explique ses recherches, notamment sur un type de décor dit de "pâte sur pâte", ainsi que de nouveaux types de glaçure. L'exposition du studio du musée Hetjens propose un ensemble de pièces de ce type, conservées dans une collection privée. ON peut admirer quelques exemples de son travail au musée d'Orsay, comme par exemple cette courge, qui n'est pas sans évoquer des verreries d'Emile Gallé sur ce thème, ou au musée des arts décoratifs. Taxile Doat est également présent dans les collections du V&A de Londres et dans des musées américains. Source: Véronique Baudouin, dans OFF, le blog du Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy.
Tallinn
Tallinnan 1900-luvun arkkitehtuuriopas
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
Editor: K. Hallas-Murula Authors: K. Hallas-Murula, M. Kalm, K. Kodres Co-authors: A. Kurg, T. Ojari, T. Tammet Designer: Ivar Sakk Tallinn, 2003 Price: 3 € Publication is in Finnish
Tallinn
Tallinn’s Art-Nouveau Architecture. Jacques Rosenbaum (1878–1944)
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
Jacques Rosenbaum was one of the most outstanding Tallinn architects of the early 20th century. His buildings – Dragon Gallery at Pikk 18, the Reichmann House at Pikk 23/25, the former bank headquarters at Harju 9, the Seewald hospital complex, the Leppenberg tenant house with lions’ heads at Roosikrantsi 15, and others make up the brightest and most artistic part of late-historicist and art-nouveau architecture in Tallinn. Also published in the book are a large number of Rosenbaum’s unrealised projects. The study includes new data and documents on Rosenbaum’s previously unknown activities, including those from the last part of his life in Germany during the 1930s, which the author collected in Berlin archives. Price: 12.08 €
Bruxelles
Strasbourg 1900 - Carrefour des arts nouveaux
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
A la suite de l'annexion, l'Alsace et la Moselle, devenues terres d'Empire, vont connaître un essor remarquable, dont Strasbourg, ville forteresse, fut la principale bénéficiaire grâce à la construction d'édifices aux structures et lignes nouvelles, aux ornements de façades, aux décorations intérieures innovantes, aux projets d'hygiène et de cités-jardins... Les architectes optent alors pour des formes et des matériaux nouveaux et contribuent à faire de l'Alsace et de sa capitale Strasbourg un carrefour des Arts nouveaux, aux côtés de Nancy, la ville des artistes de l'école de Nancy et du plus connu d'entre eux, Emile Gallé, et de Munich ou Darmstadt. Ce mouvement mondial appelé également Modern Style ou Jugendstil va s'incarner essentiellement dans l'architecture et les arts décoratifs. Il est porté par une éthique où le beau, dans un environnement d'art global, veut marquer de son empreinte le monde de l'utile. On s'inquiète de la production en série qui déshumanise l'objet et l'on prône un retour à l'artisanat et aux arts appliqués.
London
Stained Glass - Masterpieces of the Modern Era
Dates:01-01-2050-01-01-2999
The twentieth century, with its revolution in architectural methods and materials, opened up new possibilities for stained glass. During the last thirty years, a great many projects have been created in stained glass all over the world, in both new buildings and historical churches and institutions. Studies of this phenomenon have been rare until now, and this book is a pioneer in the survey of this fascinating field. From the magnificent Art Nouveau ceilings of Parisian department stores, to exuberant designs from the Islamic world, and further still to the temples and palaces of India, Indonesia and Japan, stained glass becomes a medium by which the traditional and the avant-garde come together to create sumptuous decoration. Here too are striking designs by modern artists like Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger, and glass put to skilful and subtle use by master architects such as Antoni Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright. 31.50 x 27.00 cm Hardback 216pp 247 Illustrations, 246 in colour First published 2007
Bruxelles
Stadtspaziergänge in Karlsruhe - Jugendstil
Dates:01-09-2050-01-01-2999
Die neue Buchreihe "Stadtspaziergänge" des G. Braun Buchverlags führt an einzelne städtebaulich oder kunsthistorisch interessante Themen heran. In jedem Band werden zunächst die grundlegenden Informationen zum Thema vermittelt und dann anhand von ausgesuchten Beispielen erklärt. Als eines der Zentren des süddeutschen Jugendstils bietet Karlsruhe noch heute hervorragende Beispiele für die Leistungen von avantgardistischen und eigenständigen, zuweilen auch sehr eigenwilligen Künstlern. Dieses Buch bietet einen hervorragenden Zugang zu den schönsten Bauwerken des Jugendstils in Karlsruhe. Neben einem allgemeinen Überblick über die Kunst und die internationalen Tendenzen des Jugendstils werden die wertvollsten Karlsruher Bauten dieser Zeit erläutert. Eine Übersichtskarte erlaubt, auch auf eigene Faust Entdeckungsreisen zu machen. Biographien der wichtigsten Architekten und ein Glossar runden das leicht und verständlich geschriebene Buch ab. Spannend und flüssig geschrieben erfahren Sie alles Wichtige. Ausgewählte Beispiele: die Christuskirche am Mühlburger Tor, die Hofapotheke in der Kaiserstraße, der Brunnen auf dem Stephanplatz, die Lutherkirche an der Durlacher Allee, der Hauptbahnhof und viele Wohngebäude.

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