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.

[Prospectus: Tydschrift voor Vercieringskunst] | [Prospectus: Periodical for Decorative Art
Architectura et Amicitia Amsterdam: Kalender voor't jaar 1895 | Architectura et Amicitia Amsterdam: Calendar for the year 1895
Uit de levensbeschouwing der modernen | From the life contemplations of the moderns
Design for a tile tableau [bulb flower motif]
De  roman van Bernard Bandt | The novel of Bernard Bandt
Tuberculeus | Tuberculosis
Feestviering ter gelegenheid van het 20-jarig bestaan van de Toneelvereeniging D.V.G: in de zalen van den Huize Bellevue op Zaterdag 11 October 1902 | Celebration on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the Theater Society D.V.G: in the rooms of the House Bellevue on Saturday 11 October 1901
Dining chair
Wall mirror
Perzische schetsen | Persian sketches
Marina: ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni : Esposizione di Milano, 1906 | Marina: Bianchi, Magnani, and Rondoni, engineers : Milan exposition, 1906
Studiën | Studies
Hollandsche teekenaars van dezen tijd | Dutch draughtsman of the current times
Floral design