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2015 new books
Tiles & Styles Jugendstil & Secession
Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Design in German and Central European Decorative Tiles, 1895-1935
Ken Forster
• Development of Jugendstil and Secessionist styles c. 1895 to c. 1935
• Almost 600 images show the wide range of decorative motifs
• Comparisons/contrasts with art nouveau and arts & crafts design
This book looks at decorative tiles manufactured in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bohemia/Moravia/
Czechoslovakia in the years between 1895 and 1935. These ceramic tiles, used primarily on walls, floors,
and stoves, but also furniture, trays and more, were an affordable decor element that made art accessible to
many. They would also turn out to be some of the best examples of the Jugendstil and Secession movements
in design: Both were variations of international art nouveau and rejected the conservative aesthetics of
mainstream art. In Part I of the book, the author places these movements within the context of art history,
then explores the history of the tiles. In Part II, a broad look is taken at arts and crafts and art nouveau tiles,
including influences from other Western and Central European nations. With almost 600 color photos of
tiles, this bookwill appeal to art historians, decorative arts aficionados, and anyone who appreciates beautiful,
inspirational design.
Ken Forster
is a professional antiquarian, design historian, collector, and lecturer, specializing—for over
forty years—in the applied arts and styles of decoration of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
in Europe and the United States.
Size: 9" x 12" • 608 color images • 272 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4915-7 • hard cover • $59.99
The Historical Apothecary Compendium:
A Guide to Terms and Symbols
Daniel A. Goldstein
• A collector’s compendium of Latin and other apothecary terms used fromColonial America through about 1920
• IIlustrations of apothecary bottles, pharmaceutical equipment, and nearly 300 plant species
• Introductory history of containers, compounding, measurement, alchemy, botany, etc.
This comprehensive, illustrated handbook is intended for collectors of apothecary bottles and other
pharmaceutical and medical paraphernalia, covering artifacts likely to appear in North America and the
United Kingdom from early Colonial times through approximately 1920. The book contains by far the
largest compendium of terms used on apothecary bottles and other wares, comprising over 10,000 entries.
Introductory materials provide instructions for use of the compendium, a concise history of apothecary
containers and labels, and definitions and discussions of archaic terms for apothecary processes, weights and
measures, therapeutic actions, and disease states. Appendices cover apothecary Latin, alchemy and alchemical
symbols, astrological symbols, bottlemanufacturers, and botanical terms. Illustrations are provided for various
types of bottles and containers, apothecary devices, and for nearly 300 botanical species.
Daniel A. Goldstein
is a physician, medical toxicologist, and clinical pharmacologist with a life-long
interest in collecting apothecary wares and a longstanding fascination with apothecary terminology.
Size: 9" x 12" • 331 color & b/w images • 352 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4926-3 • hard cover • $50.00
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