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.

Design for decoration for ceramics: floral motif
Op goudgrond | On gold ground
Design for a decoration for a plate
Concert Gebouw Programma: van het Buitengewoon Abonnements-Concert | Concert Building Program: from the Extraordinary Members-Concert
Jar with lid, Erbsen
Design for wall decoration: floral motif
Twee | Two
Electric wall sconce
Agraria: arch. Bongi | Agriculture: Bongi, architect
1ʼ Esposizione Internazionale di Cartoline Postali Illustrate, della città di Venezia, 15 luglio-3 settembre 1899 | International Exposition of Illustrated Postcards, in the city of Venice, 15 July-3 September, 1899
Bradley, His Book: for October : on sale at all news stands September 25
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Veertien jaar literatuur-geschiedenis: 1880-1893 | Fourteen year literature-history 1880-1893
Koninklijke bezoek aan Amsterdam 1910: officieel feest-programma | Royal visit to Amsterdam 1910: official feast-program
Marina: ing. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni | Marina: Bianchi, Magnani and Rondoni, engineers