4 pp. preface followed by 64 full-color plates showing 422 various Art Nouveau ornamental compositions and motifs, featuring botanical, geometric, figural, landscape, and animal styles of imagery, ranging from small accent and border images to full-page images which include advertisements for things such as jewelry, clothing, and confections. Some slight soiling, foxing, and toning to margins. Oblong 8vo. Original boards portfolio with illustrated paper cover and snap closure, with original folding two-pane mirror included in rear pocket of portfolio for enhanced viewing, as explained in the preface, title stamped to cover of mirror. Some slight soiling and abrasions to portfolio, slight sunning/discoloration apparent, very good condition overall. Berlin und Cöln (Kanter & Mohr) n.d. (early 1900s). Board portfolio, with mirror, suggested for enhanced viewing, in rear pocket. Berlin (Kanter & Mohr) ca. 1903.
An important work of Austro-German Art Nouveau. According to the artists' preface, this volume is a "grammar of modern ornament," with 32 plates contributed by each of them. Julius Klinger was a painter, draftsman, illustrator, typographer, and commercial graphic artist, as well as a leader at the time in the areas of book and poster ornamentation. He worked as an illustrator and contributor for magazines and periodicals such as Meggendorfer-Blätter, Die Jugend, Lustige Blätter, Das kleine Witzblatt, Das Narrenschiff, and others. His works here are restricted to solely ornament, including botanical and animal motifs.
Hanns Anker was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and graphic artist who illustrated numerous novels and children's books. He also designed a sample catalogue of ornaments and vignettes for the H. Berhold type-foundry. His contributions to this volume feature both smaller ornamental borders and motifs as well as complete wall decorations, including some figural imagery.
Book ID: 51050