Julius Hoffmann jr. / Horst Makus (introd.) Der Moderne Stil. The modern style. 1899 -1905. Jugendstil - Art Nouveau. Arnoldsche, 2011.
Bound, hardcover with orig. dustjacket (protected with removable cellophane), slipcase included, 448pp., 25.5x35cm., richly illustr. in col. and b/w., in very good condition. As new. ISBN: 9783897902299.
Features over 2500 objects such as metal, ceramics, glass, furniture and jewelry from the Art Nouveau movement that were included in leading international specialist journals. All of these journals have been combined in to this one volume with illustrations and information on designers and makers, making this an indispensable reference. After the 1897 Munich Glass Palace exhibition ? when Jugendstil was ?born? in Germany ? the Stuttgart publisher Julius Hoffmann jr. had the brilliant idea of collating the most interesting illustrations from leading international specialist journals (including Art et Décoration, l?Art décoratif moderne, Revue des Arts Décorativs, La Lorraine artiste, Magazine of Art, Art Journal, The Artist, The Studio, The House, De Woning, Tidskrift for Kunstindustri, Magyar Iparmüvészet) and publishing them in a book entitled ?Der Moderne Stil?. He also included reproductions of objects exhibited at the Paris Salons, by the La Maison Moderne and Art Nouveau Bing galleries and by artists and makers. The first magazine of ?Der Moderne Stil? [the modern style] was published in 1899; it would be followed until 1905 by 84 issues with several thousand illustrations. Thus an invaluable source of material on Jugendstil objects (with the names of their designers and makers), most of them unknown to this day, was created. We have put all issues into a single book, divided into sections on metal, ceramics, glass, furniture and jewellery.