René Binet Decorative Sketches – Architecture and Design Influenced by Nature in Early 20th-Century Paris
At the turn of the twentieth century, artists and craftsmen throughout Europe and America were profoundly affected by a new art style that took its inspiration from nature. Generally referred to as Art Nouveau, the movement influenced all manner of creative types, from painters, illustrators, and architects to iron-workers, interior decorators, and designers of furniture and jewelry. Although broad and varied, the style is almost uniformly characterized by abstract, asymmetrical, curvilinear design. This "new art" both elevated the status of crafts to fine arts and brought objects into a harmonious relationship with their environment through the use of lines that were natural, vital, and, most importantly, organic.
Editing and proofreading of Diary of a Robot
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