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.
With approx. 2.000 objects reproduced, this reprint contains a wealth of source material. Authentic, for the most part unknown, illustrations from the heyday of European Jugendstil/Art Nouveau, with all designer and maker names. An indispensable reference work for art historians, dealers, auctioneers and collectors.
* > 2,000 objects reproduced in black-and-white. Hardcover with dust jacket. Introductory text in Englisch and German.