Art Nouveau: Paris, Bruxelles, Barcelona (Art Periods & Movements Flexi) (Paperback)
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With Art Nouveau there developed a new, international style under various names in the architecture and handicrafts from the 1880s onwards that sought to replace the forms of historicism with plant ornamentation and functional construction. A comprehensive reform of the arts that produced rich floral ornaments in Paris and Brussels, and became an expression of national identity in Barcelona. This volume illuminates the origins of this current and its manifestations in France, Belgium, and Spain.
About the Author
Dr. Thomas Hauffe is an art historian. He wrote his doctorate on the "New German Design" of the 1980s and has published numerous articles on the history of design and art.