MFA Publications, mei 2014 (01/05)
Hardcover, 256 pagina’s
ISBN 9780878467990, verkoopprijs € 40,99
[o.a. te koop bij bol.com]
This beautifully illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of over one hundred posters, decorative calendars, and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings.
These innovative works of graphic design reveal the progressive Dutch artists’ conscious reaction against the past, their inspiration in natural forms and exotic cultures, and their embrace of the principle that art should transform everyday life. It also shows how the New Art, Nieuwe Kunst in Dutch, coexisted and sometimes intertwined in the Netherlands with other artistic strands, including persistent realist trends, Symbolism, and the emergence of modernism.
Clifford Ackley has been a curator for over 40 years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He directs the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, one of the world’s great collections of prints and a very fine collection of drawings and photographs.