This fine and beautifully presented book marks the 120th Anniversary of Ver Sacrum, a ground breaking arts magazine, published a various times between 1898 and 1903. The new book offers 240 full colour illustrations and provides a snapshot of modern art of the period. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Ver Sacrum, The Vienna Secession Art Magazine 1898-1903 FILE: R2735 AUTHOR: Gustov Klimt, Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner, Alfred Roller, Max Kurzeil, Joseph m Olbrich, Josef Hoffmann PUBLISHER: SKIRA BINDING: hard back PAGES: 223 PRICE: £48.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Vienna Secession, Art Magazine, modern art, contemporary art, style, media, turn of the 19th/20th Centuries
IMAGE: B2735.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y9b84txu LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This fine and beautifully presented book marks the 120th Anniversary of Ver Sacrum, a ground breaking arts magazine, published a various times between 1898 and 1903. The new book offers 240 full colour illustrations and provides a snapshot of modern art of the period. - Highly Recommended SKIRA have a well-established reputation as a publisher of art books and here they have provided the covers of 120 regular issues and some special ones in 1:1 format on high quality paper. The illustrated magazine was founded in 1898 by Klimt, Kurzwell and Hevesi, providing a unique review of modernity and representation of Secession ideals, it elaborated new forms of design, illustration and print/editorial composition as a cornerstone of Modernity in Western Art. Looking back from today, it is a snapshot of an important period in the development of Western Art. It may only have spanned a period six years but it represented a balanced view across literature, music and contemporary art, with 471 original drawings made specifically for the magazine. Valerio Terraroli has sensitively edited the original material to produce a work that gives a fair impression of the magazine and its part in the art of the period. Concise introductions, captions and extended captions draw the reader through the selection of works that mark the beginnings of Modernity. This will be a valuable source for artists and commentators, setting the stage of a new period in the arts. The magazine was itself a work of art and this book follows that tradition faithfully.