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Gerhard Munthe : Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism, Hardback Book

Gerhard Munthe : Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism Hardback


Gerhard Munthe (1849-1929) is one of the most unique and important artists within the art nouveau movement and a significant contributor to its international diversity.

His radical, abstract style based partly on old Norwegian folk art is today considered a precursor of twentieth-century modernism.

Among Munthe's greatest achievements are his countless room decorations, of which the Holmenkollen Turisthotell (1896-1898) in Oslo and Hakonshallen (1910-1915) in Bergen are the most significant.

A series of illustrations of old Norwegian ballads and fairy tales made in 1892-1893 became the basis for a renewal of the decorative arts in Scandinavia, notably in the weaving industry.

Munthe's work as a designer covers most fields within the decorative arts: tapestries, carpets, furniture, stained glass, silver, porcelain, wallpaper, wrought iron, book bindings, fonts and ex libris.




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