Art Nouveau

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The Sydney Fair 2017 – Focusing on Movements in Modernism

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The Sydney Fair invites simplicity of line enthusiasts from May 25 – 28, 2017 in the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney for a sale suiting all budgets

AA&ADA Sydney Antiques Fair – 27 – 31 August, 2014

AA&ADA Sydney Antiques Fair – 27 – 31 August, 2014

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AA&ADA Sydney Antiques Fair each August at Randwick, showcases antique furniture & objet d’art for collectors and lovers of fine & decorative arts to consider

Jo Bayley’s Review, The Sydney Fair 2014 – Fashion for Life

Jo Bayley’s Review, The Sydney Fair 2014 – Fashion for Life

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Thursday the 22nd of May saw the opening night of the 2nd The Sydney Fair, which specialises in Art Deco and Vintage and was held at the Byron Kennedy hall at Sydney’s Fox Studio. When we arrived for the 6pm opening there was already a healthy crowd of punters buzzing…

L’Art Nouveau – A Design Style More than a Tendril in Time?

L’Art Nouveau – A Design Style More than a Tendril in Time?

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At the turn of the 20th century Europe was inspired by the sinuous style Art Nouveau as artists and architects produced sensuous lines more eloquent than words

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

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The Great Gatsby era of fashion furniture and films has inspired The Sydney Fair – Art Deco, Vintage and 20th Century to be held at Sydney 13th – 16th June 2013

Detail of the Secession building in Vienna, constructed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. It is one of the best known examples of Secessionist architecture.

Modernism – Design Styles on an International Scale

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The various movements in art design and style we group under the title Modernism was about a revolution in a simplicity of style making new, exciting statements

Caviar Creature

Caviar Creature

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In an Age of Modernism most silver manufacturers at the turn of the twentieth century opted for the known over the unknown. Orthodoxy prevailed, even in an industry rapidly being overhauled by modern technological advances. Jules Auguste Habert Dys (1850-1924) was a notable exception. He was one of several metalworkers…

MackIntosh Rising

MackIntosh Rising

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Designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) from the Isle of Man was the driving force of the Modern Movement in Scotland. He created some of the most distinctive furniture of his age, which relied on its construction to create sheer dramatic impact.

Fitting Form to Function

Fitting Form to Function

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Charles Edward Jeanneret changed his name to Le Corbusier. As a modernist, he was primarily concerned with the least complex method of fitting form to function. His radical plans included replacing the historic centre of Paris with eighteen gigantic skyscrapers. Thankfully in this he failed. His books published between 1923…