|Austria||Vienna||Sebastian Hackenschmidt and Wolfgang Thillmann||BENTWOOD AND BEYOND: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, the MAK invites visitors to take a journey through time and modern furniture design. The bentwood furniture developed by Michael Thonet made style history and served as the foundation of one of the world’s most successful furniture brands. At the end of the 1920s, Thonet also entered the tubular steel furniture business, which continues to be an important pillar of the company’s production to this day. A chronological overview of Thonet furniture is complemented for the first time by embedding the works in the technological, typological, aesthetic and historical development of furniture design. Complemented by loans from international collections, the book shows more than 300 exhibits, most of which were newly photographed.
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein and Sebastian Hackenschmidt
|France||Geneviève Furnémont||Les maîtres bâtisseurs toulousains : Toulouse, art nouveau
Présentation de l’Art nouveau dans l’architecture toulousaine du début du XXe siècle. Avec des bâtiments représentatifs de ce style architectural tels que l’hôtel de Pauilhac ou la librairie Vivès. Ils coexistent avec le style régional naissant, qui est fait de références balnéaires basques ou de chalets forestiers.
|International||Claus Bernet||Jugendstil, Secession, Art nouveau: Meisterwerke des Himmlischen Jerusalem, 7
The art of the early 1900’s was characterized by innovations and experiments. The era that includes movements such as Art Nouveau, Secession, Art Deco and Art Nouveau, has some of the most beautiful works of art produced with the design of the Heavenly Jerusalem, perhaps most notably in the field of religious art in the form of stained-glass windows, frescoes and carvings. These works are almost never in the major centers of the Art Nouveau – ie Brussels, Vienna, Prague or Paris – emerged, but aloof, often in small towns or in the countryside. Only a small number of works of art is documented or recorded scientifically, and so it was necessary to do research for this work to a much greater extent than usual for artists, history and material condition.
|United-States||Boston||Sarah E. Thompson, Joan Wright, Philip Meredith||Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai remains one of Japan’s most popular and influential artists. This handy volume presents the wide range of Hokusai’s artistic production in terms of one of his most remarkable characteristics: his intellectual ingenuity. It explores the question of how the self-styled “Man Mad about Drawing” approached his subjects—how he depicted human bodies in motion, combined figures and landscapes, represented three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces and when he used the techniques of illusionism or adjusted reality for greater visual or emotional effect. Including some 50 stunning and unusual paintings, prints and drawings from the peerless Hokusai collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book is a treasure trove that introduces readers to a witty, wide-ranging and inimitably ingenious Hokusai.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
|Belgium||Wallonia||Chantal Mengeot||Le patrimoine de Charleroi – Les fleurs de l’industrie : Art Nouveau, Art Déco et Modernisme
|Belgium||Liège||Philippe Chavanne, Alice Delvaille||L’Art nouveau dans le Namurois et en Brabant wallon
Après L’art nouveau en Province de Liège, voici un album qui met en lumière les jolies façades art nouveau du Namurois et du Brabant wallon, encore trop méconnues. Le lecteur y parcourra les rues de Court-Saint-Étienne, Genval, Nivelles, Ottignies, Tubize, Wavre, Andenne, Dinant, Jambes, La Plante, Namur, Rhisnes, Saint-Gérard et Waulsort. Ce livre ne s’adresse pas exclusivement aux professionnels – architectes, décorateurs ou créateurs ; il s’ouvre à toutes celles et tous ceux qui se laissent séduire par l’audace d’une figure et la beauté d’une ligne. Pour les promeneurs qui aiment flâner le nez en l’air, à la découverte d’une facette amusante et inattendue du Namurois et du Brabant wallon…
Editions du Perron
|Spain||Barcelona||Jaume Fàbrega||La cuina modernista – Obrers, menestrals, burgesos i indians
In this book, the historian Jaume Fabrega claims first modernism as the golden age of Catalan cuisine and what we ate and what ex escrow drank at that time both the artisans and workers as bourgeois or Indians wealthy, what could be purchased in grocery stores and menus which offered the most luxurious inns and restaurants of the moment. In the second part of the volume for an exhaustive compilation of recipes typical of the era, dishes that are the source of our taste memory.
|International||Tomoko Sato||Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty
This book, which accompanies a UK travelling exhibition Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty, draws on the latest research to examine the theoretical aspect of his work, especially the idea of beauty – the core principle of his art. It features Mucha’s iconic posters and other decorative works from his Paris period and also looks at how the artist expressed his Czech nationalism with his artistic language after his return to his native Czech lands.
ISBN: 0 953 6322 9
Mucha Foundation Publications
|United-States||Wilmington||Margaretta S. Frederick, Jan Marsh||Poetry in beauty: the pre-raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman
Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) was one of a small number of professional female artists working in the second half of the nineteenth century.She was an important presence in the Victorian art world and closely affiliated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, modeling for George Frederic Watts, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne-Jones, among others. Desiring an artistic career of her own, she trained with Ford Madox Brown. After marrying the American painter and journalist William James Stillman, she lived in Italy, where she was deeply influenced by Renaissance art.This fully-illustrated catalogue provides the opportunity to examine approximately fifty of her works, many of which reside in private collections and have not been shown since Spartali Stillman’s lifetime. Three essays and individual entries for each of the featured works focus on Spartali Stillman’s biography and creative output.
With the opening of the Villa Darvas-La Roche, the first issue of the Secession Magazine was released.
Bihor Historical Monuments Protection Foundation