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1900 | Adornment for the Home and Body

1900 | Adornment for the Home and Body

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This beautifully illustrated catalogue, published in conjunction with the exhibition 1900: Adornment for the Home and Body, captures the extraordinary richness of artistic production in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With over 200 objects by artists, artisans, and architects of the fin de siècle from the collection of Seattle residents Wayne Dodge and Lawrence Kreisman, the exhibition provides an overview of ornamentation of the day in the fine and applied arts and the desire to unite all artistic disciplines in the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) as proposed by composer Richard Wagner. The catalogue, with an essay by Frye Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, documents the passage from these multidisciplinary experiments of the nineteenth century to the rise of figural and geometric abstraction in the twentieth.

36 pages, 9 x 8 in.

40 color illustrations

Softcover, 2015

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