The Reception of British Art and Design in Central Europe, 1890–1918
Beginning with an analysis of the concept of Central Europe, the book examines knowledge about British art and design in the region. In subsequent chapters the author looks at the reception of the Pre-Raphaelites in painting and graphic arts as well as analysing diverse responses to the Arts and Crafts Movement in Germany, Austria, Poland, Bohemia, Slovakia, Hungary and Southern Slavic countries. The epilogue reveals the British interest in Central Europe, echoed in the designs Walter Crane, Charles Robert Ashbee and publications of The Studio.
The book questions the insularity of British culture and offers new insights into art and design of Central Europe at the fin de siècle. It presents the region as a vital part of the international Art Nouveau, but also shows its specific features, visible in the works of artists such as Alfons Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Stanisław Wyspiański.
This bibliography includes publications on Central European art and design and general publications that include references to Central Europe between 1890 and 1918, the majority of these containing their own bibliographies.
The Age of Rossetti, Burne-Jones & Watts: Symbolism in Britain 1860–1910, catalogue of exhibition held at the Tate Gallery 1997, London 1997.
Anthony Alofsin, When Buildings Speak: Architecture As Language in the Habsburg Empire and Its Aftermath, 1867–1933, Chicago and London 2006.
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