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.

Napkin, No. 505, Vlinder [Butterfly]
[Prospectus: Tydschrift voor Vercieringskunst] | [Prospectus: Periodical for Decorative Art
Design drawing for decoration of a plate and two jars [floral motif]
[Portfolio cover with brown silk ties]
Betrekkingen voor vrouwen | Relationships for women
Coffeepot from "Saxonia" coffee service, form U124
Design for vase decoration
James' geschiedenis der Fransche Revolutie: vertaald en vermeerderd met de geschiedenis van het tijdvak van Thermidor tot de troonsbestijging van Napoleon, benevens die van de revolutie in Nederland | James' history of the French Revolution: translated and enlarged with the history of the Thermidor Period through the ascension to the throne of Napoleon, together with that of the revolution in the Netherlands
Napkin: Lente pattern [Spring Pattern]
Covered jar: sweet pea
Esposizione 1906 Milano: ingresso d'onore al Parco
Jugendstil Style Brass Floor Lamp
Designs for ceramics: floral motif
Tile: leaf motif