Between 1890 and the beginning of the First World War, a new international style developed in architecture and design. Following the example of the English Arts and Crafts movement, the representatives of Art Nouveau turned against the eclectic excesses of historicism and opposed them with organic forms, plant ornamentation and functional constructions. This volume shows the highlights of Art Nouveau in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland.
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.