Dutch Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Leven in een verzameling. Toegepaste kunst 1890-1940 uit de collectie Meentwijk. Edited by Frans Leidelmeijer and Emke Raassen-Kruimel.Laren: Singer Museum; Zwolle: Waanders, .ISBN# 90-400-9449-7.Profusely illustrated catalogue of the collection of Dirk & Liesbeth Nienhuis to coincide with the exhibition of their collection at the Singer Museum.4to., 239 pp.; stamped orange cloth, printed pictorial dust-jacket.
A sumptuous and extensive survey of a private collection and its scope is provided in essays covering historical sources, period Dutch jewelry, a survey of animals in Dutch applied arts from 1900, highly important ceramics and their artists, highly important sculptures and unique glassworks, while showing various highlights; and also Includes a history of the important residence built by a highly respected architect and designer wherein the collection is housed and an interview with the collectors. A summary (6pp) in English is at the end. Erik & Petra Hesmerg’s photography adds to the grandeur of this pictorial survey.