The Origins Of L?art Nouveau: The Bing EmpireISBN: 0801443873;
Book DescriptionA commissioned title, published by Van Gogh Museum/Musee des Arts decoratifs/Mercatorfonds The grand opening in 1895 of Siegfried Bing?s gallery, "L?Art Nouveau," was a major event on the Parisian calendar. For Bing, a renowned dealer in Japanese art and Europe?s leading exponent of Japonisme, the beautifully designed furnishings and objects he collected?and in many cases commissioned?fulfilled his vision of a new design aesthetic that promoted harmony and elegance. Overnight, Bing?s emporium for new art became a symbol for, and the name of, an artistic movement known around the world. Illuminating Bing?s role as a creative entrepreneur and the principal creator of the new style, this book explores his sponsorship of Japanese art; his close ties to such painters as Bonnard, Munch, and Toulouse-Lautrec; and his collaboration with Louis Comfort Tiffany and leading design studios in America and Britain. Bing?s...
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