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The Viennese Secession
 

The Viennese Secession

By Charles, Victoria
By Carl, Klaus

A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Kunstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. Influenced by Art Nouveau, this movement (cre...ated in 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Carl Moll, and Josef Hoffmann) was not an anonymous artistic revolution. Defining itself as a "total art", without any political or commercial constraint, the Viennese Secession represented the ideological turmoil that affected craftsmen, architects, graphic artists, and designers from this period. Turning away from an established art and immersing themselves in organic, voluptuous, and decorative shapes, these artists opened themselves to an evocative, erotic aesthetic that blatantly offended the bourgeoisie of the time. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are addressed by the authors and highlight the diversity and richness of a movement whose motto proclaimed "for each time its art, for each art its liberty" - a declaration to the innovation and originality of this revolutionary art movement.
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ISBN 9781780428079
Published 5 Jan 2012
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Art of Century

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ISBN-13 9781780428079
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 5 Jan 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Author(s) By Charles, Victoria
By Carl, Klaus
Series Art of Century
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Art Styles: Regency & Regency Gothick
Art & Design Styles: Art Nouveau
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Architecture
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 709.43609034
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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