The Art of Decadence : European Fantasy Art of the Fin-De-Siecle

The Art of Decadence : European Fantasy Art of the Fin-De-Siecle

Details

Author(s)
Hiroshi Unno
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
186 x 257 x 31.75mm | 1,088.62g
Publication date
19 Feb 2019
Publisher
PIE BOOKS
Publication City/Country
Tokyo, Japan
Language
English, Japanese
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
Illustrations note
Full colour illustrations throughout
ISBN10
4756248411
ISBN13
9784756248411
Bestsellers rank
30,371

Description

Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning from the 19th century to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Odilon Redon, Gustav Klimt, and many more.

Each chapter comprehensively showcases such art works, grouping them by stylistic category or artistic movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Symbolism in France, Germany and Belgium; Wiener Secession; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Eroticism; book illustrators; Surrealist artists and so on. This collection also explores the theme of the femme fatale through representations of Sirens, mermaids and witches, as well as characters from Greek mythology, modern literary works, and so on.

Approximately 370 great art works are presented in a stylish layout designed by Reiko Harajo, the renowned book designer and creator of the gorgeous book designs of past PIE titles: George Barbier, William Morris and Harry Clarke. These art titles are available in English and include columns on themes related to these works.

The Art of Decadence is sure to become a most treasured book for artists and illustrators, especially those with a keen interest in 19th-century European art. (English/Japanese Bilingual text.)


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