Architecture and Design Influenced by Nature in Early 20th-Century Paris

Author: René Binet

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486816680

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

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At the turn of the 20th century, artists and craftsmen throughout Europe and America were profoundly affected by a new art style that took its inspiration from nature. Generally referred to as Art Nouveau, the trend influenced all manner of creative types, from painters, illustrators, and architects to ironworkers, interior decorators, and designers of furniture and jewelry. Although broad and varied, the style is almost uniformly characterized by abstract, asymmetrical, curvilinear design. This "new art" both elevated the status of crafts to fine arts and brought objects into a harmonious relationship with their environment through the use of lines that were natural, vital, and, most importantly, organic. The decorative images in this volume, reproduced from a rare 1902 portfolio, reflect the era's exotic and imaginative approach to architecture and applied design. Sixty plates, 12 in full color and many with partial and varied color, exhibit the influence of the artwork of naturalist Ernst Haeckel on artist René Binet's designs, especially as related to Binet's "Monumental Door," prepared for the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. Illustrations reflecting the styles of Art Nouveau include a wealth of examples that range from doorbells and keys to stairways, fountains, jewelry, ceramics, and other items. Graphic designers, illustrators, architects, artists, and crafters will find this volume a rich source of ornamental ideas, authentic motifs, and design inspiration.
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Author: Arthur L. Guptill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136485

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Introductory guide offers clear, concise instruction on composition, outline, proportion, perspective, light and shade, more. Its 66 illustrations encompass numerous subjects — mainly architectural, but also people, animals, and landscapes — and a variety of techniques.
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Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber

Author: Bibiana Obler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300195796

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Beautifully illustrated, this insightful book looks at two influential artist couples and the roles of gender and the applied arts in the emergence of abstraction.
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Catalogue Raisonné Volume One 1900-1921

Author: Vivian Endicott Barnett,Wassily Kandinsky

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 556

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In the first of two volumes Kandinsky's temperas, gouaches and watercolours from the Munich years and the Russian period are definitively catalogued and discussed in chronological order (including those known only from documentary evidence). Many previously unknown pictures are published for the first time. The artist's earlier works, his bold abstractations from 1911 to 1914, and his little-known watercolours painted in Russia from 1915 to 1921 are fully documented and illustrated. Vivian Barnett also provides complete provenance, exhibition history and reference for more than 500 watercolours and gouaches, plus an addendum to the Catalogue of Oil Paintings (1982, 1984). The original essays, complete list of exhibitions, selective biography and extensive colour illustrations make this volume essential for collectors and scholars.
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Author: Mario Manieri-Elia

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568980922

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

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Louis Sullivan, student of Frank Furness and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, is possibly the most famous American architect of the 19th century. A pioneer of the tall office building, his theories paved the way for the emergence of the modern skyscraper. The architecture of Chicago and much of the Midwest was shaped by his distinctive style. "Louis Henry Sullivan" traces his life and work. It discusses his most famous works-including the Auditorium Building in Chicago, the Wainwright Building in Saint Louis, the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, the Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, and the National Farmers' Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota-as well as many of his lesser-known projects. Copiously illustrated in color and black-and-white with drawings, plans, and historical as well as recent photographs, this monograph includes a complete chronology of Sullivan's projects and built works, a list of Sullivan's writings, and a full bibliogr aphy. "Louis Henry Sullivan" is the only comprehensive illustrated monograph available on the work of this renowned architect.
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Reference Catalogue of Books Printed in English from 1880 to 1888 Inclusive; to which is Added a Select List of Books Printed Before 1880 and Still Kept on Publishers' and Jobbers' Lists

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Basics

Author: Koos Eissen,Roselien Steur

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714106

Category: Architecture

Page: 202

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Nach dem Erfolgstitel "Sketching" begeistert der nun neu vorliegende Band "Sketching Basics" aufgrund seines praxisnahen und lehrreichen Inhalts und richtet sich besonders an Einsteiger: Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Grundlagen des Skizzieren vom schnellen Skribbeln bis hin zu ausgearbeiteten Zeichnungen. Hierfür ziehen die beiden Dozenten erneut Beispiele aus der Praxis heran und verdeutlichen damit das Zeichnen gängiger Formen, die perspektivische Darstellung, die schrittweise Entstehung einer formvollendeten Skizze sowie den Einsatz von Farbe und Materialien.
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Author: Frederick A. Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Catalogue Raisonne

Author: Nicolas Poussin,Walter F. Friedlaender,Anthony Blunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Author: Eugene Clute,Russell Fenimore Whitehead,Kenneth Reid,Elizabeth L. Cleaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural drawing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural drawing

Page: N.A

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