Dekorative Kunst

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1903 magazine cover

Dekorative Kunst (meaning Decorative Art in English) was a German avant-garde art magazine published from October 1897[1][2] to 1929. The magazine promoted the Jugendstil or Art Nouveau style and was founded by Julius Meier-Graefe.[3] The publisher of the magazine was Alexander Koch.[1] It was based in Munich where it was published on a monthly basis.[1][2] It had a sister magazine, Die Kunst, which was a fine arts magazine.[1]

In 1929 the magazine was renamed Das schöne Heim.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dekorative Kunst [Germany]". Arts:Search. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Jeremy Aynsley (15 May 2009). Designing Modern Germany. Reaktion Books. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-86189-744-2. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Modern Design Dictionary: Dekorative Kunst". Oxford University Press. 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Paul Betts (9 June 2004). The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design. University of California Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-520-94135-9. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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Six issues of Dekorative Kunst published between October 1897 and March 1898