Moderne Malereien, 1903

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A few months ago I turned up a collection of decorative animal designs by Anton Seder, a German artist, designer and art teacher. Moderne Malereien is a sequel to this in which Seder applies his somewhat overwrought Art Nouveau style to the world of interior design, with suggestions for a variety of elaborate murals. Animals are also present in some of these plates, especially fish; Seder had a fondness for aquatic organisms. Similar designs may be found in the pages of Kunstgewerbe in Elsass-Lothringen, a short-lived journal which Seder co-edited from 1900 to 1906.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Das Thier in der Decorativen Kunst
Dolmetsch’s Ornamentenschatz
Racinet’s Polychromatic Ornament
Buchschmuck und Flächenmuster by Max Benirschke
Christopher Dresser’s Studies in Design
Christopher Dresser’s Art of Decorative Design
Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen für die Fläche
Album de la décoration
The Grammar of Ornament revisited
Dekorative Vorbilder
Combinaisons Ornementales
Charles J Strong’s Book of Designs
Styles of Ornament
The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones

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