Gerhard Munthe : Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism Hardback
by Jan Kokkin
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 249 colour, 50 b&w
- Publisher: Arnoldsche
- Publication Date: 27/06/2018
- Category: Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus
- ISBN: 9783897905177