The Nature of Dreams: England and the formation of Art Nouveau
By Paul Greenhalgh
This book was published to accompany The Nature of Dreams: England and the Formation of Art Nouveau, a 2020 exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
The exhibition examined the spectacular and controversial vision of art practice that raged across the Western world from the end of the 19th century: Art Nouveau. The common theme of translating plants into patterns is explored as a defining feature of the modern style.
Artists and designers included René Lalique, Edgar Degas, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, William Morris, Alphonse Mucha and Gabriel Dante Rossetti.