Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna

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Poster International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts

The Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna (English: First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts), held in Turin, Italy, in 1902 (opened 10 May), was a world arts exhibition that was important in spreading the popularity of Art Nouveau design, especially to Italy. Its aim was explicitly modern: "Only original products that show a decisive tendency toward aesthetic renewal of form will be admitted. Neither mere imitations of past styles nor industrial products not inspired by an artistic sense will be accepted."[1]

The chief architect was Raimondo D'Aronco who modelled his pavilions on those of Joseph Maria Olbrich in Darmstadt.[2]

Numerous interiors were on display[3] including "A Lady's Writing Room" designed by Frances MacDonald and Herbert MacNair[4] of the Glasgow School

Furnishing for decorative arts fair 'la Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna' by Victor Horta

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard A. Etlin, "Turin 1902: The Search for a Modern Italian Architecture," The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, vol. 13, Stile Floreale Theme Issue (Summer, 1989), pp. 94–109.
  2. ^ Findling, John E; Pelle, Kimberley D (eds.). "Torino (Turin) 1902". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9. 
  3. ^ Findling, John E; Pelle, Kimberley D (eds.). "Torino (Turin) 1902". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool museums - A Lady's Writing Room, Turin, 1902". Retrieved 12 June 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°03′18″N 7°41′06″E / 45.0549°N 7.6849°E / 45.0549; 7.6849