Tuesday, December 4, 2007

What is Art Nouveau+ Why is there such a resurrgence of the decorative style in Europe?

Art Nouveau is a style of decoration that found expression in architecture and items of interior design, illustration, and dress. Highly stylized, organically flowing plant forms are the most common design motifs of art nouveau, which was chiefly an American and European movement that crested in popularity between 1895 and 1905. It was known by various names in different countries: JUGENDSTIL in Germany, "stile liberty" in Italy, "modernisme" in Spain. In America the term "modern style" was current.

Diamond, David. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Little, Brown and Company (Inc.).

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