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Art Deco: 1910-1939
by Charlotte/Benton Benton
Listed under Art Deco

Art Nouveau (Art and Ideas)
by Stephen Escritt

Art Nouveau (Architecture and Design Library)
by Robert Fitzgerald

Art Nouveau, 1890-1914
by Paul Greenhalgh (Editor)
Art nouveau embraced massive works of architecture and delicate pieces of jewelry, images of eerie seductresses and sinuous plant forms as well as flowing abstract shapes. The style transformed the decorative arts of many countries at a moment when Western culture believed itself to be on the brink of enormous change. Being ultramodern in the 1890s meant moving away from classical standards of beauty to create a sophisticated blend of nature and artifice. It also meant finding fresh inspiration in art history (Gothic architectural ornament, the airy curlicues of rococo art), non-European cultures (flat patterning in Japanese woodcuts, whiplash curves in Islamic art), or native folk art traditions. 

Authoritative and elegantly written essays by 22 specialists, illustrated with 507 sumptuous photographs, make Art Nouveau, 1890-1914 one of the finest art books in recent memory. Produced to accompany a major exhibition that opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and runs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from October 8, 2000, through January 28, 2001, this volume is the first to illuminate the full range of art nouveau media and the complex connections--scientific, literary, mystical, mythological, psychological, industrial, nationalistic--that allowed it to take root in Europe and the U.S. 

The famous art nouveau figures are all represented, of course: architects and designers Charles Rennie Macintosh, Victor Horta, Hector Guimard, Josef Hoffmann, Antonio Gaudí; art glass wizards Louis Comfort Tiffany and Émile Gallé; illustrators Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha. But part of the pleasure of this book consists in discovering exquisite or bizarre pieces by lesser-known designers empowered by the dark sensuality of a style that perversely borrowed from nature to celebrate the nervous energy of urban culture. --Cathy Curtis -

Hardcover: 496 pages 
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First edition (October 1, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0810942194 

Art Nouveau Floral Patterns and Stencil Designs in Full Color
(Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by M. P. Verneuil, Carol Belanger Grafton

Art Nouveau Stained Glass Pattern Book : 104 Designs for Workable Projects
by Ed, Jr. Sibbett
Listed under Stained Glass

Art Nouveau
by Keichi Tahara

Art Nouveau and the Erotic
by Ghislaine Wood
Listed under Erotic Art

Barcelona Art Nouveau
by Lluis Permanyer, Melba Levick

L'Esprit Nouveau : Purism in Paris, 1918-1925
by Carol S. Eliel, et al

Masterpieces of Art Nouveau Stained Glass Design : 91 Motifs in Full Color
by Arnold Lyongrun
Listed under Stained Glass

Miller's Art Nouveau & Art Deco Buyer's Guide
by Eric Knowles

Three Hundred Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full Color
by Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
Listed under Art Nouveau Clip-Art

Treasures of Art Nouveau: Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Arts in the Gillion Crowet Collection
by Michel Draguet, et al

Art Nouveau Tiles
by Hans Van Lemmen, et al

Art Nouveau and the Erotic 
by Ghislaine Wood

Art Nouveau the French Aesthetic 
by Victor Arwas

Art Nouveau Jewelry
by Vivienne Becker

Miller's Art Nouveau & Art Deco Buyer's Guide
by Eric Knowles

Art Nouveau; An Anthology of Design and Illustration from the Studio (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Edmund Vincent Gillon (Compiler)
(Paperback - September 1983)

Russian Art Nouveau
by Vsevolod Petrov

Monograms and Decorations from the Art Nouveau Period
by Wilhelm Diebener (Photographer), Wilhelm Diebeber
(Paperback - September 1982)

The Art Nouveau Style in Jewelry, Metalwork, Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Architecture and Furniture
by Roberta Waddell (Editor)
(Paperback - December 1977)

Art Nouveau in Fin-De-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)
by Debora L. Silverman
(Paperback - October 1992)

Art Nouveau Furniture Masterpieces: The Majorelle Catalogue, Ca. 1910
by Cie, Majorelle Freres

The Art of Glass: Art Nouveau to Art Deco
by Victor Arwas
Listed under Glass Art

Bestecke Des Jugendstils/Art Nouveau Knives, Forks and Spoons: Bestandskatalog Des Deutschen Klingenmuseums Solingen/Inventory Catalogue of the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen/Germany
by Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Reinhard W. Sanger

Art Nouveau
by Klaus-Jurgen Sembach
Book Description: Art Nouveau. Reconciling the Irreconcilable
Art Nouveau, whose emergence at the same time as cinema was no mere coincidence, represents the most remarkable attempt to reconcile the demands of the technical age with the undying wish for beauty and glorification - or to pit the one against the other. 

Under the title "Art Nouveau - Utopia: Reconciling the Irreconcilable" the reform movement of the turn of the century is not only dealt with as an artistic event, but those economic and political interests which inspired, supported and handicapped it are also taken into account. 

In the chapters "Movement", "Unrest" and "Equilibrium" the historical phenomenon as a whole is characterised and is also presented with its own distinct local features. The centres of Brussels, Nancy, Barcelona, Glasgow, Helsinki and Chicago are dealt with in subchapters as are Munich, Darmstadt and Weimar. Finally, Vienna, that city in which the synthesis achieved its culmination, is described separately. 

The outstanding artists are dealt with in detail in connection with the respective cities of their greatest activity. The result is a complex picture of the symbiosis of architecture, furniture design and craftsmanship with their corresponding approaches to artistic revitalisation.
Paperback: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 9.88 x 7.90 
Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc;
ISBN: 3822820229 

Art Nouveau Frames and Borders : 199 Different Copyright-Free Designs (Dover Electronic Clip Art Series)
by Dover
Listed under Art Nouveau Clip Art

The Complete Masters of the Poster : All 256 Color Plates from Les Maitred De L'Affiche
(Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)
(Paperback - June 1990)

Gustav Klimt : Painter of Women (Pegasus Library)
by Susanna Partsch
Listed under Gustav Klimt

Mucha : The Triumph of Art Nouveau
by Arthur Ellridge
Listed under Alphonse Mucha

Mucha Poster Postcards in Full Color by Alphonse Maria Mucha
Dover Pubns
Listed under Postcards

Prague 1900
by Edwin Becker (Editor), et al

Istanbul 1900 : Art Nouveau Architecture and Interiors
by Diana Barillari, Ezio Godoli (Contributor)
This book is the first visual and historical study of the development of Art Nouveau architecture, and it surprisingly places Istanbul among such cities as Paris, Brussels, and Vienna as one of the great capitals of the style. This unprecedented study traces the transformation of Istanbul between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of World War I. Discussed in depth are the Ottoman Revival and beaux-arts and other European influences on the style, as well as its foremost practitioners. Many never before published photographs, plans, and drawings of Istanbul's palaces and luxurious homes make this a unique view into the architecture of the city in particular and of the Art Nouveau style in general.
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Art Nouveau Cross Stitch
by Barbara Hammet
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Art Nouveau 
by Gabriele Fahr-Becker (Editor)
Superb coffee-table format edition which covers the subject in considerable depth. Db.
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