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Winter Park, Florida
Selections from the Harry C. Sigman Collection of European and American Decorative Art

In this exhibit, the Museum debuts a selection from Harry C. Sigman’s 2014 gift of 86 objects to the Morse. Sigman, a Los Angeles attorney, began collecting European and American decorative art in 1969, and his gift dovetails with the late 19th- and early 20th-century styles represented in the Morse collection. The donation includes art glass, pottery, metalwork, and furniture. Though comprised mainly of Jeannette and Hugh McKean’s massive gift, the Morse collection has always been supported by generous individuals such as Harry Sigman whose contributions have helped it to grow in important ways. The finely crafted objects on view can be appreciated both individually and in the context of the Museum’s entire collection.

Winter Park, Florida
Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) began his work in glass with the same tools and ingredients that had been used by artisans for thousands of years before him. Tiffany took the science of glassmaking, however, and elevated it to an art form of new brilliance and beauty. Under his watch, teams of talented designers and craftspeople translated Tiffany’s all-encompassing vision into some of the most memorable glass creations of our time. Tiffany’s studio system was not a simple enterprise; he needed specialized employees—a hierarchy of artists and artisans—to accomplish his goals. This exhibition, updated and reinstalled on September 4, 2012, addresses the processes that Tiffany’s many companies used to produce everything from glass mosaics and molded buttons to leaded-glass lamps and windows.

Secesija u Arhitekturi Rijeke
n 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.
Scottish Art
What makes Scottish art Scottish? The lasting influence of Celtic masterpieces recur throughout the centuries, not least in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Scottish Art Nouveau, but at a deeper level an idea of Scottish art emerges in depictions of its dramatic landscape, its wars and conflicts, hardships, the heroes of Scottish history, the great figures of literature and philosophy, and its connection with France, from medieval times almost to the present. All these factors form the character of Scottish art which is rich at the same time in distinctive personalities and individual genius, from Henry Raeburn and Allan Ramsay, the two great portraitists of the Scottish enlightenment, to artists working today like pioneering pop artist Eduardo Paolozzi and novelist and illustrator Alasdair Gray. 21.00 x 15.00 cm Paperback 224pp 183 Illustrations, 55 in colour First published 2000
Saverio Fragapane (1871-1957)
From the beginning of the twentieth century to the twenties is active in Caltagirone architect Xavier Fragapane, a student of Ernesto Basile and leading figure of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in eastern Sicily. To him we owe the development plans and the most important projects of public utility buildings and various types of urban homes and stately villas and economic promoted during the period when he was mayor of the city pro Don Luigi Sturzo. The author, on the basis of unpublished material - documents, sketches and drawings, photographs - gives a complete reconstruction of the personality of Fragapane. In the first part of the book into several chapters, it circumscribes the cultural formation and style, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco and epilogue rationalist, with reference to problems and specificities of the territory and the cultural intricacies that determine its own conception of a 'modern architecture, made ​​for man. The second part examines all projects, the proposed zoning, buildings executed. The volume is therefore as a monographic study exhaustive, for the novelty of the news and the wealth of illustrations, and is also a useful contribution to broaden and deepen their knowledge of local issues and influences of Art Nouveau and Secession architecture liberty which is developed by the school of Basile. Anna Maria Damigella, Saverio Fragapane (1871-1957). Dallo storicismo romantico al liberty, Lecce, Edizioni del Grifo, 2000, pp. 258, € 25,00. Distribuzione a Mineo:
Salon de l'art nouveau : [Galerie Samuel Bing, 26 décembre 1895-janvier 1896] (Éd.1896)
Ce livre est la reproduction fidèle d'une oeuvre publiée avant 1920 et fait partie d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande éditée par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Bibliothèque nationale de France, offrant l'opportunité d'accéder à des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF. Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont été numérisées par la BnF et sont présentes sur Gallica, sa bibliothèque numérique. En entreprenant de redonner vie à ces ouvrages au travers d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilité de rencontrer un public élargi et participons à la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles. Nous avons cherché à concilier la reproduction fidèle d'un livre ancien à partir de sa version numérisée avec le souci d'un confort de lecture optimal. Nous espérons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entière satisfaction.
Rörstrand Jugendstil-Porzellan aus Schweden / Art Nouveau Porcelain from Sweden
Passionnés d'Art Nouveau, de Porcelaine ne manquez pas ce nouveau livre richement illustré (300 photos couleurs) sur la Manufacture suédoise Rörstrand. La production de la firme Rörstrand de Stockholm fut remarquée dès 1900 lors de l'Exposition Universelle de Paris. Couleurs, glaçure, palette, sensibilité du détail végétal sont mis en avant par le travail de modelage de l'artiste Alf Wallander. Chaque pièce produite durant cette période est entièrement faite à la main et est un modèle unique. La firme Rörstrand compta de nombreux artistes peintres de talent qui sont répertoriés dans cet ouvrage. L'auteur, Bengt Nyström fut non seulement directeur des musées de Stockholm mais est également un expert de l'Art Nouveau suédois notamment en ce qui concerne la production céramique de cette période. « Rörstrand Jugendstil-Porzellan aus Schweden / Art Nouveau Porcelain from Sweden » est la première publication sur ce thème. A travers cette publication, Bengt Nyström présente une sélection de 150 porcelaines Art Nouveau de très grande qualité esthétique et technique provenant de la firme Rörstrand. Chaque pièce est reproduite et étudiée. En introduction, Bengt Nyström retrace l'histoire et le parcours de la firme afin de bien ressituer les pièces dans leur contexte de création. « Rörstrand Jugendstil-Porzellan aus Schweden / Art Nouveau Porcelain from Sweden » accompagne une exposition itinérante consacrée à la présentation de la production de porcelaine Art Nouveau Rörstrand en Suède. En anglais et allemand. Source:
Romagna Liberty
Young people always deserve to be helped and encouraged, but it is with great pleasure that I support a young talented as Andrea Speziali who is venturing into a meritorious work of research and development of Art Nouveau. The field of research Ŀ a definite contribution to the enhancement of buildings that are present on our territory and therefore can be an additional attraction for tourists flowing into our rivers. The interesting volume edited by Andrea Speziali riccionese young artist at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and art historian, examines in great detail and unpublished information, the historical period of inizio'900 he saw, for precisely, our rich Riviera seaside Liberty of the first buildings. An original trip in the early decades of the twentieth century where the garden as Riccione, Cervia citta celebrating the centenary of the 90's and were rich in small villas of unique elegance as the architectural masterpiece designed by Antolini in Riccione Dalmatian Mirko Vucetich native of Bologna. The work follows the exhibition "Romagna Liberty" that, just in Riccione, the Green Pearl of the Adriatic, had its natural place and that so successfully scored at international level. € 30,00 IVA assolta I giovani meritano sempre di essere aiutati e incoraggiati, ma è con vero piacere che do il mio sostegno a un giovane di talento come Andrea Speziali che si sta cimentando in un meritorio lavoro di ricerca e valorizzazione dello stile Liberty. Il campo delle ricerche Ŀ un indubbio contributo alla valorizzazione di edifici che sono presenti sul nostro territorio e quindi potranno costituire un ulteriore richiamo per i turisti che affluiscono le nostre riviere. L’interessante volume curato dal giovane riccionese Andrea Speziali, artista alla 54 ° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia e storico dell’arte, analizza con dovizia di particolari e notizie inedite, il periodo storico di inizio‘900 che vide, per l’appunto, la nostra Riviera arricchirsi delle prime costruzioni balneari Liberty. Un originale viaggio nei primi decenni del Novecento dove le cittĦ giardino come Riccione e Cervia che celebrano il ’90 e Centenario erano ricche di villini di inconfondibile eleganza come il capolavoro architettonico Antolini a Riccione progettato dal dalmata Mirko Vucetich originario di Bologna. L’opera segue la mostra “Romagna Liberty” che, proprio a Riccione, la Perla Verde dell’Adriatico, ha avuto la sua sede naturale e che tanto successo ha ottenuto anche a livello internazionale. Vasco Errani Presidente della Regione Emilia-Romagna Andrea Speziali vive a Riccione, a pochi passi dalla villa Antolini oggetto principale dei suoi studi. Coltiva con passione l’interesse per l’arte e si dedica alla pittura, scultura, fotografia e grafica. Sta per specializzarsi presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. Si Ŀ cimentato in varie esperienze artistiche: nel 2011 ha ideato il progetto “Romagna Liberty”del quale ha curato la mostra e il catalogo; ha partecipato alla Affordable Art Fair di Amsterdam (27 - 31 ottobre 2010), alla collettiva della galleria Wikiarte di Bologna (5 - 31 marzo 2011), alla 14° Fiera Internazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Pechino (18 - 22 agosto 2011) nel complesso del World Trade Center e alla 54° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia - Padiglione“Italia”- a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi. Per i tipi di Maggioli Editore ha pubblicato, nel 2010, “Una stagione del Liberty a Riccione”incentrata sulla figura e l’opera di Mario Mirko Vucetich, una tra le più poliedriche figure del‘900, sul quale sta preparando una mostra. Collana: I fuori collana Edizione: 1 Copyright: Maggio 2012 Tipo Prodotto: Volume Pagine: 216 Formato: 21x28
Rigas Jugendstils Interjers - Art Nouveau in Riga Interior
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 edition Latvian-English. 2010. ISBN 978-9984-38-757-4.
Rīgas jūgendstila ēkas. Ceļvedis pa jūgendstila metropoles arhitektūru / Art Nouveau Buildings in Riga. A Guide to Architecture of Art Nouveau Metropolis
A bilingual edition published in Latvian and Englis. 408 pages, illustrations. 49 Euros.
Riga : sur les traces de l'art nouveau à Riga : guide / Riga : pa Rigas jugendstila pedam : celvedis
Textes en letton et en français.- Publ. à l'occasion de l'exposition : "RIGA - Art Nouveau", organisée par le CIVA, du 28 mars au 2 mai 2003
Winter Park, Florida
Revival and Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment

The Arts window by J. & R. Lamb Studios is the centerpiece of this major new exhibition that illustrates the rich diversity of styles that made up the aesthetic environment of the late 19th century in both Europe and America. Lamb Studios, a prominent American glasshouse of the era, exhibited the 1894 neoclassical window widely. In preparation for its debut at the Morse, the window, more than eight feet in diameter, underwent extensive conservation. The installation features 20 additional leaded-glass windows and selections of art glass, pottery, and furniture, a number of which also have never been exhibited. Other windows on view—some avant-garde, others reviving the past—include examples by Tiffany Studios, John LaFarge, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Burne-Jones, Donald MacDonald, and Heaton, Butler & Bayne.

Revers d'un chef-d'oeuvre ; La naissance du théâtre des Champs-Elysées 1910-1922
Sommaire: De l'Art nouveau au retour de l'ordre Naissance du projet: un musicien utopiste Un président homme d'affaires : le président - La Société du théâtre des Champs-Elysées - La concession des Champs-Elysées - Avantages et inconvénients de l'avenue Montaigne L'arrivée du sauveur: un architecte imaginatif Henry Van de Velde - Premiers contacts - La lune de miel Le directeur de l'exécution Une cohabitation difficile: MM Perret Frères Mise à l'écart de Van de Velde La poursuite des travaux L'inauguration et la chute L'ouverture du théâtre et la saison Astruc - Les échéances - L'activité théâtrale - L'agonie de la Société - L'accueil de la presse et du public - La Guerre Conclusion Annexe 1. Comité de patronage Annexe 2. Elements biographiques de quelques actionnaires Annexe 3. Liste des actionnaires possédant au moins dix actions de la Société immobilière du théâtre des Champs-Elysées au 21 mai 1921.
René Lalique, correspondance d’un bijoutier Art nouveau, 1890-1908
What was René Lalique like in his daily life, he who was a sacred monster, a friend of Sarah Bernhardt's, the jeweller of the tzars ad of the Queen of England? A collection of letters helps give us an idea of the creator's exciting existence . They are dated between 1890 and 1908 – he was between 30 and 48 years old – and spend a good part of his existence traveling: to London (to see Garrard, the Crown's jeweller), to America (for the international exhibition at Saint-Louis in 1904), to Geneva, to Saint-Petersburg (we are treated to an amusing story of an ad venture at the customs, since the over-orderly Lalique had forgotten his passport). Young Alice – his second wife - regretted his absence. She champed at teh bit in Paris, tried to get distracted in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, wondered if she would dare ride a bicycle. One can feel the drama before it arrives: worn out by depression, she committed suicide in 1909. We also discover all his artistic friendships, long term ones or for specific projects: Oriental artist Jean-Léon Gérôme, young Gallé or writer Jule s Claretie who ordered an ink well "with lots of ink"…
Rene Binet: From Nature to Form
This book reproduces the plates of Rene Binet's 1902 "Esquisses decoratives" for the first time since its original publication. Two illustrated introductory essays by Dr Robert Proctor (Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art) and Professor Olaf Breidbach (Haeckel Haus Museum, University of Jena) discuss Binet's interest in the biology, art and philosophy of Ernst Haeckel, and situate his work alongside French architecture and decorative arts at the turn of the century. It presents new research on this exceptional but little-known architect in an accessible way, and is beautifully illustrated throughout. The book is also available in German with the title "Rene Binet: Natur und Kunst".

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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