Art & Design in Europe and America 1800-1900

By: Jervis, Simon

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Interest in all forms of design and in the nineteenth century generally has grown fast in recent years. In recognition of this, a new permanent gallery has opened at London's renowned Victoria & Albert Museum to display, in a magnificent Victorian-style setting, a vast range of almost 600 nineteenth-century objects from many different countries: outstanding examples of furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, glass sculpture, paintings, posters, books, and photographs. Some are spectacular masterpieces, many are familiar only to the specialist, and America is represented as well as Europe. The mix and caliber of this collection is unparalleled elsewhere in the world. This book (the gallery's official handbook) illustrates 100 of the most interesting items, presents them chronologically to bring out design development over the period, and supplies a detailed description of each, written by the relevant Museum expert. Simon Jervis, Deputy Keeper of the Department of Furniture and Interior Design at the V&A, discusses the relation of English design to contemporary developments in Europe and America in an illuminating illustrated introduction. The result is an unusual and exceptionally informative survey of art and design from Empire to Art Nouveau on a truly international scale.

Title: Art & Design in Europe and America 1800-1900

Author Name: Jervis, Simon

Categories: Design,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1987

ISBN Number: 052524610X

ISBN Number 13: 9780525246107

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 10755

Keywords: Victoria and Albert