Art Nouveau

Author(s): Gabriele Fahr-Becker


The unity of art and life was the expressed goal of the Art Nouveau movement, the prelude to modernity. On the basis of shared ideas its adherents strove for a homogenous style, which nonetheless took on manifold variations in its expression. Dr. Gabriele Fahr-Becker pursues this will to style in architecture, interior decor, furniture design, silver and gold-smithery, ceramics and glasswork, graphic arts and painting. The author leads her readers through the diverse national variations of Art Nouveau in Europe and the United States. The significance of the literary and philosophical as well as cultural and political background is explained by means of many theories and writings by artists and their contemporaries. The countless permutations of Art Nouveau are woven into a complex and yet distinctive picture of this artistic movement at the turn of the twentieth century. AUTHOR: Gabriele Fahr-Becker studied art history, archaeology, and philosophy and then completed her dissertation on the Art Nouveau movement in France. She has already authored numerous publications concerning art at the turn of the century, and organizes exhibits in Germany and internationally, as well. SELLING POINTS: Different national variations of Art Nouveau in Scotland, England, France, Germany, Austria, the United States, and other countries Comprehensive portrayal of famous individual artists including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Edvard Munch, and Rene Lalique Biographies of the most significant artists An extensive glossary 500 illustrations

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9783895084447
  • : Konemann
  • : Konemann
  • : May 1998
  • : 1.6 Inches X 11.11 Inches X 12.79 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 420
  • : Gabriele Fahr-Becker
  • : Hardback