|Clifford S. Ackley.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2014|
|Publisher:||Museum of Fine Arts Boston|
From the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art throughout Europe that we now know as Art Nouveau. The Netherlands experienced an inventive variant of this art and design phenomenon, but it has been largely overshadowed by its counterparts in other countries, especially France. This richly illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of more than 100 works on paper: posters, decorative calendars and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. Included here are early drawings by Vincent van Gogh and Bart van der Leck, as well as new discoveries from Jan Toorop, Theo Nieuwenhuis, Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, Theo Hoytema, G.W. Dijsselhof and C.A. Lion Cachet.