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.
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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Szczerski, Andrzej. Views of Albion : the reception of British art and design in Central Europe, 1890-1918 / Andrzej Szczerski.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-3-03-431742-9 (alk. paper)
1. Art nouveau--Great Britain. 2. Art nouveau--Central Europe. 3. Art, Central European--British influences. 4. Art, Central European--19th century. 5. Art, Central European--20th century. I. Title.
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