Artistic Styles – Impressionism

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Artistic Styles – Impressionism

Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence in the 1870s and 1880s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude … Continue reading

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Artistic Styles – Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑrt nuːˈvoʊ/) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name “Art Nouveau” … Continue reading

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Collectors of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Maps

By Bill Pearlman This is a huge subject, far to great to cover in depth in this article, but hopefully we can cover the surface. Collecting printed test is one of the world’s greatest hobbies. Remember that printed text has … Continue reading

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René Jules Lalique was a renowned glass designer. He became known for his stunning creations of perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and in the later part of René’s life, automobile hood ornaments. He was born in Ay, a small … Continue reading

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Illuminated Manuscript

An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration, such as decorated initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition of the term, an illuminated manuscript only refers to manuscripts … Continue reading

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