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

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

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Publié le mardi 04 août 2020 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

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.

Annonce

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)

Lieux

  • Vancouver, Canada

Dates

  • vendredi 07 août 2020

Mots-clés

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

Contacts

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

Source de l'information

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

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« North American Interiors at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Beyond Historicism and the Arts and Crafts », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 04 août 2020, https://calenda.org/794289

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