Art Nouveau

Collection Description

Art Nouveau, which flourished in many countries around the turn of the twentieth century, was a decorative style emphasizing curvilinear forms inspired by nature, especially plant-life. The Wolfsonian’s collection is especially strong in the Dutch and Italian variants of this style, known respectively as Nieuwe Kunst and Stile Floreale. Among the highlights are entire period rooms designed by Theodoor Nieuwenhuis and Agostino Lauro, as well as a large collection of Dutch Nieuwe Kunst bookbindings.

De koninginnen van Kungahälla / naar het Zweedsch van Selma Lagerlöf ; door Margaretha Meijboom ; met toestemming van de schrijfster | The queens of Kungahälla
[Prospectus: Tydschrift voor Vercieringskunst] | [Prospectus: Periodical for Decorative Art
De Heer & Mevrouw Gentisobereen hebben de eer U kennis te geven van het voorgenomen huwelijk hunner dochter Henriette | Mr. & Mrs. Gentisobereen have the honor of informing you about the proposed wedding of their daughter, Henriette
Esposizione 1906 Milano: ingresso d'onore al Parco
Padiglione orefici italiani, Arch. Achille di Lazzari
Design for vase decoration [floral motif]
Entrance to Botanical Building, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
Esposizione di Milano, 1906
Voor den nieuwen tijd : opstellen | For the new times : drafts
Overdenkingen | Reflections
Dining chair
Agraria: arch. Bongi | Agriculture: Bongi, architect
Esposizione di Milano, 1906: Galleria del Lavoro, Ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Tile: berry cluster motif