Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 2004. Hardcover. Burgundy boards, color-illustrated and red dust jacket wtih blue and white lettering. 295 pp. Mainly color illustrations. New in shrinkwrap. Item #169521
"It was on 26 December 1895 that art dealer Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) opened the doors of his Paris shop L'Art Nouveau. This long-awaited event represented the birth of a new movement in art." "The Origins of L'Art Nouveau is more than a monograph on Siegfried Bing, his shop and his national and international influence. It also analyses the development of Art Nouveau, and explores the fusion of applied and fine art into an all-embracing new stylistic form. Numerous previously unpublished photographs and works of art further elucidate the narrative."--Jacket. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "L'Art Nouveau, la Maison Bing," presented at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Nov. 26, 2004-Feb. 27, 2005; the Museum Villa Stuck, Münich, Mar. 17-July 31, 2005; the CaixaForum, Barcelona, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2006; and the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, March-July, 2006. Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289) and index.
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