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.

Het  gif der beschaving | The poison of civilization
Bradley, His Book: for October : on sale at all news stands September 25
Door Plate: foliate pattern
Design for vase decoration [floral motif]
Ouvrages de ferronnerie moderne: grilles, balcons, rampes, portes-cochères, pentures, etc | Works of modern ironwork: grilles, balconies, ramps, gateways, strap hinges, etc
Op goudgrond | On gold ground
Fish knife: stylized floral motif
Esposizione di Milano, 1906: Galleria del Lavoro, Ingg. Bianchi, Magnani e Rondoni
Wind, water, and air
Prototype balustrade: orchids and tendrils motif
Mijn dagboek | My Journal
Vase: grapevine motif
Wall mirror