Monday, 20 February 2017

Art Nouveau Covers - part 2

Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War. It is viewed by some as the first self-conscious attempt to create a modern style. Its influence can be found in painting, sculpture, jewellery, metalwork, glass and ceramics. The drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the architecture of Victor Horta and Paul Hankar and the poster designs of Alphonse Mucha are some of the most familiar examples of the Art Nouveau style.

Part 2 of a 2-part post on examples of book covers and periodicals employing the Art Nouveau style:


1899 Rip van Winkle by Washington Irving
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1899 Sleepy-Time Stories by Maud Ballington Booth
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1899 The Princess of Hearts by Sheila Braine
illustrated by Alice B Woodward
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1899 The Prodigal Son and Other Stories

1899 The Reign of the Princess Naska
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1901 A Daughter of New France by Mary Catherine Crowley

1902 According to Season by Frances Theodora Parsons

1905 The Fool Errant by Maurice Hewlett

1903 El Figaro ( Cuba )
cover by Joaquin Valls

1919 Einführung in die Biologie by K. Kraepelin

A Child of Age by Francis Adams
cover illustration by Aubrey Beardsley

A Warwickshire Lad by George Madden Martin

Aunt Amity's Silver Wedding by Ruth McEnery Stuart

Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall

Ellen and Mr. Man by Gouverneur Morris

Francesca da Rimini by George H Boker

Japhet in Search of a Father
illustrated by Henry M Brock

Maid Marion - Crochet Castle
illustrated by F H Townsend

Napoleon Jackson by Ruth McEnery Stuart

On Newfound River by Thomas Nelson Page

Ramona by Helen Jackson

Salome by Oscar Wilde
illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley

Sonny - A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart

Susan by Amy Walton
cover by Talwin Morris

The Basket of Flowers
cover by Ethel Larcombe

The Blue Flower by Henry Van Dyke

The Book of the Home

The Book of the Home back cover

The Church Mouse

The Love Letters of the King or The Life Romantic
by Richard Le Gallienne

The Millionaire's Son by Anna Robeson Brown

The Song of Hiawatha
cover image by Alphonse Mucha

The Witching Hour by Augustus Thomas

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Art Nouveau Covers - part 1


Art Nouveau was a movement in the visual arts popular from the early 1890s up to the First World War. It is viewed by some as the first self-conscious attempt to create a modern style. Its influence can be found in painting, sculpture, jewellery, metalwork, glass and ceramics. The drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the architecture of Victor Horta and Paul Hankar and the poster designs of Alphonse Mucha are some of the most familiar examples of the Art Nouveau style.

Part 1 of a 2-part post on examples of book covers and periodicals employing the Art Nouveau style:


1893 Our Village by Miss Mitford
illustrated by High Thomson
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1895 Fairy Tales Far and Near
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1895 More Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1895 Reynard the Fox
illustrated by Frank Calderon

1895c Pilgrim's Progress
In Words of One Syllable

1896 Bébée
or Two Little Wooden Shoes

1896 Jugend
May 1896 issue

1896 Teddy and Carrots by James Otis

1896 To Tell the King the Sky is Falling
by Sheila E. Braine

1897 La Plume
cover illustration by Alphonse Much
a

1897 Legends of the Red Children
by Mara L. Pratt
 Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1897 Once Upon a Time and Other Child Verses
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1897 That Football Game
by Francis J. Finn
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1897 The Echo-Maid and Other Stories
by Alicia Aspinwall
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1897 The Odd One
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1897 The Parade
illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley

1897 The Parade
illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley

1897 The Royal Road to Riches
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 A Thoughtless Seven
by Amy le Feuvre
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 Laura's Holidays
by Henrietta R. Eliot
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 Old Clock in the Parlour
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 The Forlorn Hope
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 The Magic Nuts
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 The Miff-Miffs
by Mabel Mackness
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 The Story of a Persian Cat
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1898 W.V.'s Golden Legend
by William Canton

1898 A La Quartier Latin
cover illustration by Alphonse Mucha

1898 Tommy the Adventurous
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1899 A Forgotten Link
by Maria A. Hoyer
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) www.dloc.com

1899 Ivory Apes and Peacocks
by Israfel

1899 L'Art Photographique
cover illustration by Alphonse Mucha

1899 Lilliput Lyrics