HomeNorth American Interiors at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Beyond Historicism and the Arts and Crafts

HomeNorth American Interiors at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Beyond Historicism and the Arts and Crafts

*  *  *

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In a series of articles from the early 1900s, American Architect and Buildings News, Architectural Record, and The Artist introduced their readers to a recent development in Europe: the emergence of a “so-called ‘new art’” – Art Nouveau – in design, its products ranging from buildings to decorative objects. Though the origins, formal characteristics, and future direction of the "new art" were ambiguous, it represented a deliberate effort to break with historicist conventions in design. The periodicals described developments overseas which did not generally affect North American practice. Historicism, whether in the form of the Beaux-Arts, the Colonial Revival or other revivals, and the Arts and Crafts remained dominant in upper-class interiors. The purpose of this session is to examine exceptions to these general trends – commissions, clients, decorators, artists, architects, networks and exchanges with the contemporary European developments or traditions outside Europe, with areas of influence outside the prevalent sources of design.

Announcement

Description of the panel

In a series of articles from the early 1900s, American Architect and Buildings News, Architectural Record, and The Artist introduced their readers to a recent development in Europe: the emergence of a “so-called ‘new art’” – Art Nouveau – in design, its products ranging from buildings to decorative objects. Though the origins, formal characteristics, and future direction of the "new art" were ambiguous, it represented a deliberate effort to break with historicist conventions in design. The periodicals described developments overseas which did not generally affect North American practice. Historicism, whether in the form of the Beaux-Arts, the Colonial Revival or other revivals, and the Arts and Crafts remained dominant in upper-class interiors. The purpose of this session is to examine exceptions to these general trends – commissions, clients, decorators, artists, architects, networks and exchanges with the contemporary European developments or traditions outside Europe, with areas of influence outside the prevalent sources of design.

Submission guidelines

Abstract submission deadline: 7 August 2020

(send proposals to session chairs)

Panel chairs

McGill University

Event dates

15-17 October 2020 (online)

Places

  • Vancouver, Canada

Date(s)

  • Friday, August 07, 2020

Keywords

  • Nineteenth century, Arts and Crafts, Historicism, Architecture, Interior

Contact(s)

  • Aniel Guxholli
    courriel : aniel [dot] guxholli [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Information source

  • Aniel Guxholli
    courriel : aniel [dot] guxholli [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

To cite this announcement

« North American Interiors at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Beyond Historicism and the Arts and Crafts », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2020, https://calenda.org/794289

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search