Dutch Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Dutch Decorative Arts 1880-1940.Edited by Titus Eliens, Marjan Groot and Frans Leidelmeijer.Kingston: Battledore Ltd., 1997.ISBN# 0-9627110-2-0.Profusely illustrated.4to., 155 pp.; printed red boards, pictorial colored paper dust-jacket
The first comprehensive study [in English Translation] of Dutch decorative arts featuring Nieuwe Kunst, Amsterdam School, De Stijl, The Hague School and Functionalism. The book is divided into thematic essays by prominent decorative arts scholars in the field: Prof. Titus M Eliëns, head of decorative arts department of the Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague), Dr. Marjan Groot, lecturer at the Art History Institute of Leiden University, Dr. Timo de Rijk, at Delft Technical University, and with the editorial assistance of the leading specialist/dealer in Dutch decorative arts, Frans Leidelmeijer of Amsterdam. A biographical dictionary and lexicon compiled by Dr. Groot and A Krekel-Aalberse is appended at the end.
The excellent photographic work is by award-winners Erik & Petra Hesmerg.