Henry Van De Velde: Passion, Function, Beauty 1863-1957
by Sabine Walter, Thomas Fohl, and Werner Adriaenssens
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
4to. pp. 304. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo Publishers, 2014.
ISBN-10: 940141095X / ISBN-13: 9789401410953
Few artists have been as versatile as Henry van de Velde (1863-1957).
Trained initially as a painter, he then developed as an architect, interior designer, designer and art advisor. He created a highly impressive oeuvre; with his furniture, silverware, porcelain, jewelry, book design and other creations, always managing to combine both practicality with unique style and elegance.
This collection highlights the diversity of his work and is a reflection of his originality and talent in crossing the boundaries between a range of different art forms.