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Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork

Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork


Издательство: Antique Collectors' Club
ISBN: 1-85149-510-X / 185149510X
ISBN-13: 978-1-85149-510-8 / 9781851495108
Переплет: Hardback, 220 x 280 mm
Количество страниц: 392
Год издания: 2012
Язык: English
A completely new and faithful facsimile of the original 1906 WMF catalogue, now printed throughout in colour for the very first time
Contains 3,500 Art Nouveau and other decorative objects from a leading European producer
Provides a fascinating insight into the type and style of domestic metalwork available at the time

At the end of the nineteenth century, Württembergische MetallwarenFabrik, or the Würtemberg Electro Plate Company as the firm was known outside Germany, was the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of household metalware. At its height, over 6,000 workers were employed in Germany, Poland and Austria, and almost 10,000 designs for objects ranging from teaspoons to enormous table centrepieces were produced. Widely known by its initials WMF, the company sometimes employed the services of leading German designers of the day, but for the most part the wares were in a popular Jugendstil style, the German version of Art Nouveau. These decorative pieces are highly sought after today and are prized by collectors throughout the world.

WMF's domination of the export market is illustrated by the fact that they produced a sumptuous catalogue showing over 3,000 domestic pieces with descriptions in the English language. This catalogue was issued in 1906 by the company's English subsidiary from their showroom in Fore Street, London, and, as each illustration was hand-drawn, it must have represented a considerable investment. Original copies are now virtually unobtainable, and the complete catalogue is reprinted here with a detailed historical introduction by Graham Dry, a noted authority on nineteenth and twentieth century decorative arts.

For the collector, this revised edition will provide a fascinating insight into the type and style of domestic metalwork that was available at the height of the Art Nouveau period. With details which include size, finish, and cost, the descriptions will be a major source of information.

ISBN: 978-1-85149-510-8

Металлические изделия для дома в стиле арт-нуво

Издательство: ACC

Цена: 2500руб

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