The Century Guild Museum of Art

Flowering Lines: Rare Art Nouveau Graphics 1883-1911 [Softcover]



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Fantastic fairies, mesmerizing mermaids, and endless bouquets of elegant linework!

Over seventy images from the Century Guild archive are now collected in a beautiful keepsake book featuring full-page, full-color images and historical commentary. Flowering Lines is a collection of rare Art Nouveau graphics from famous artists like Alphonse Mucha to rarely-seen Masters of Design from Austria, Italy, Germany, and the United States, at the close of the 19th century. Many of these images are unseen anywhere on the internet- this is a must-have for fans of Art Nouveau!

While the internet is a magnificent repository of data, at Century Guild we still love curling up with books! And many–if not most–of the images presented here are not available on the internet at all. Each image was captured from the original artwork, professionally photographed and meticulously color corrected, and printed for you to enjoy at the highest resolution possible.

5.5" x 8.5" softcover, 88pp full color throughout

The Century Guild Museum of Art is dedicated to providing a historical context to popular culture, primarily by exhibiting Art Nouveau and Symbolist artworks 1880-1920. Founded in 1999 as an art gallery, the Century Guild mission has always been preservation, inspiration, and education. Our exhibitions and publications work to create a bridge of understanding between the late 19th century and the present, one notable example being the exhibition of museum-level Art Nouveau to over 100,000 art lovers annually attending San Diego Comic Con. Works previously in the Century Guild collection have been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, and LACMA.

Flowering Lines: Rare Art Nouveau Graphics 1883-1911 is the third volume in our ongoing poster art series. The first two books are Transcendent Luxury: German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1912-1927 and Beautiful Macabre: Rare and Peculiar Posters 1862-1971, available here:

Some of the images in this volume are available as medium-resolution prints here:

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