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La Femme dans la Décoration Moderne.
Paris Librairie de L'Art Ancien et Moderne (c. 1900) - Folio. (ii), XXXpp. A portfolio containing thirty color plates, each with several Art Nouveau depictions of women by the Vienna Secession artist Julius Klinger. The illustrations derive from the decorative arts of the period, including painting, design, posters, wallpaper, ceramics, and jewelry, and include nudes, fashion illustrations, and ornate borders. In some examples, the figures of women are incorporated into repeating patterns, while others are adorned with floral motifs or framed by sinuous lines and curves. Portraits depict the active "femme nouvelle" playing piano, taking photographs, playing tennis, fencing, bathing in the sea, and out on promenade in the latest fashions. The hedonistic "demimonde" is also represented, drinking, smoking, and dancing. Other illustrations are more fantastical, representing women as fairies with butterfly wings, mermaids, or forest nymphs. The period's taste for orientalism and exoticism is also evident in designs that incorporate Egyptian and African elements, such as scarabs and headdresses, lions, and peacocks. The lithographs are printed in bold shades of orange, blue, green, yellow, and brown. Born in Vienna, Klinger's studied at the Technologisches Gewerbemuseum near Vienna, and worked for the Viennese fashion magazine Wiener Mode. After moving to Munich in 1896, Klinger worked for several art journals and contributed to the Jugendstil magazine Die Jugend from 1897 to 1902. A table of contents provides descriptions of the plates. Housed in a portfolio bearing Art-Nouveau illustrated labels to both covers. Corners and spine of portfolio show some wear, and there is a small spot of rubbing to the front label, else very fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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