The publication Jugendstil in München (Jugendstil in Munich) showcases Munich´s preeminent artists and their works. Bright colours, curving lines and floral ornaments - the Hofatelier Elvira disappeared from Munich´s urban landscape over seventy-five years ago, but its memory lives on today. Why did it vanish? Art Nouveau´s magic had long since waned in public awareness. By the eighties, Munich Jugendstil went unnoticed, its façades sadly aged and its lively colours faded. Though praised to excess during the fin-de-siècle period, this age of beauty lasted barely a quarter of a century. Stemming from the English Arts and Crafts Movement, the new style spread throughout Europe. In Germany, and above all Munich, it found its own expression, which became known as Jugendstil, a reference to the unmistakeable style of Jugend, the legendary magazine that would serve as mouthpiece for this artistic concept.
MOLLENHAUER, Bernd, 2014 (second edition) / Jugendstil in München HIRSCHKÄFER VERLAG, MUNICH
160 pp., 14.5 x 21.5 cm, colour and black and white illustrations. Published in German
Available in paperback / ?16.90
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