Art nouveau display
Linoleum pattern printed on paper, Michael Nairn & Co. Ltd, Scotland, 1904-15 [L91/98-3]. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, HHT. Photograph © Jenni Carter.
If you are visiting The Mint, why not come into the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection to see the latest array of temporary and semi-permanent displays?
The Art Nouveau display shows how designers adapted this style for a wide variety of home furnishings and fittings. A range of sources held by the CSL&RC are featured, from catalogues and original design drawings to cabinet handles and a wallpaper sample book.
Art Nouveau is a decorative style easily recognised by its sinuous, curvilinear forms often based on the exaggeration of vines, flowers and foliage. Beginning in the late 19th century, Art Nouveau reached its peak in 1900 with the Exposition Universelle in Paris before all but petering out by 1914.
Follow the signs to the Historic Houses Trust Reception from the front entrance of The Mint, and you will find the Library entrance nearby.
Please note that the Library's opening hours are 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Monday 14 March, 2011 — Friday 13 July, 2012