Art Nouveau and the Vienna Secessionists
Flame Tree 2015
Hardback 192pp Illustrated 275x285mm
9781783616084   Product Code: 20200
Gustav Klimt was one of a number of Viennese artists who strove to break free of the constraints of the late 19th-century academic art establishment. The self-styled Secessionists - among them Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and the architect Otto Wagner - were united, not in the style of their work, but in their desire for freedom and the bid for Gesumtkunstwerk or total art. This volume explores their art, their involvement with literature and music, and the 'total art' of Klimt's Beethoven Frieze.