"These beautiful plates feature wonderful aspects of this revolutionary architecture including grand staircases, wrought iron balconies, ornate mantels, and intricate storefronts. Bright colours, floral and insect motifs, and fancy apartment facades are also shown. Anyone interested in art and the Edwardian era will enjoy this book." —bookaddiction
"This is an amazing book. Beautiful drawings!" — Romancing Myself
Published in Paris in 1902, these rare plates offer a unique source of details of the era's "modern" architecture. The 58 full-color images originally appeared in a short-lived periodical from the height of the Art Nouveau period. They provide an authentic source of information on how Art Nouveau influenced architectural design in the early twentieth century.
Illustrations include windows, doorways, joists, railings, stairways, chimneys, ornamental woodwork, exterior decoration, elaborate ironwork, and much more. Additional plates depict interior and exterior views of these architectural elements in actual and planned buildings and rooms designed by architects of the period. Brief captions supply details for each plate. This treasury of rare illustrations and information represents a valuable resource for students of art history and the history of architecture as well as for architects and designers interested in Art Nouveau.