Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Art Nouveau Architecture

Art Nouveau Architecture
author: R. Beauclair
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.25
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2016/10/25
date added: 2016/10/25
shelves: non-fiction
'Art Nouveau Architecture' edited by R. Beauclair and M.I. Gradl was originally published in Paris in 1902. It's a wonderful look at how this beautiful style was imagined for buildings.

The book is comprised of 58 full color plates. The contributors are from France, Germany, Austria, England and The Netherlands. The book has full building facades and detail like plaster facades and bulls-eye windows. There are columns and keystones. There are interiors as well. Entry halls and restaurant buffets. Store fronts and wrought iron gates share space with handrails.

It's all gorgeous. This is imaginative and beautiful design. I have seen some of it executed, and it's just as breathtaking in real life, even 80 plus years later. It's an unusual book, but I thoroughly enjoyed poring over it.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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