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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War. It is viewed by some as the first self-conscious attempt to create a modern style. Its influence can be found in painting, sculpture, jewellery, metalwork, glass and ceramics.The drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the architecture of Victor Horta and Paul Hankar and the poster designs of Alphonse Mucha are some of the most familiar examples of the Art Nouveau style.

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Art Nouveau Fashion (Hardback)

Art Nouveau Fashion (Hardback)

The Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and n…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Art Nouveau: Untrammelled by Convention, from High Art to Advertising

Fri 15 January 2016–Fri 11 March 2016

8 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Art Nouveau was the first self-consciously modern style: decorative, dramatic and daring. It had an international appeal which made it the most pervasive influence in art, craft, architecture and design throughout the turbulent years of the turn of the nineteenth century.

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