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Belgium, The Golden Decades, 1880-1914

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Jane Block

Belgium: The Golden Decades, 1880-1914, a collaboration between Belgian and American scholars, weaves together six stimulating essays that investigate the fin-de-siècle renaissance in architecture, painting, decorative arts, and literature. The period coincides with the tenures of the famous exhibition societies, Les XX (1884-1893), and its successor, La Libre Esthétique (1894-1914).
Contents: David Hanser: Victor Horta, Art Nouveau, and Freemasonry - Susan M. Canning: La Foule et le boulevard: James Ensor and the street politic of everyday life - Amy F. Ogata: The Decorative «Arts and Crafts» at Les XX and La Libre Esthétique - Danielle Derrey-Capon: «Vie et Lumière.» Prémices sur un air nationaliste et débuts prometteurs - Adrienne et Luc Fontainas: Odilon Redon et ses amis belges - Jane Block: The Art of the Law: Le Jeune Barreau, Patron of Arts and Letters - Pierre Baudson: ¿ Francine - Francine-Claire Legrand: «La Femme et le Symbolisme», a fragment: La Dame en Détresse de James Ensor - Curriculum Vitae - Christopher Quinn: Francine-Claire Legrand: A Bibliography of Her Writings.