Jugend, translated as ‘Youth’, was a German art magazine founded in the late 19th century. With its plush coloured front covers and heavily illustrated articles, the magazine nurtured Germany’s Art Nouveau artists.Decorative, inspired by natural forms and striving for ‘newness’, Art Nouveau bridged the transition between the 19th century and Modernism. The movement embraced all areas of the arts from graphic design and architecture to ceramics and clothing. As such, it promoted art as a total way of life.
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- Greg Buzwell
- Fin de siècle, Gender and sexuality
Free-spirited and independent, educated and uninterested in marriage and children, the figure of the New Woman threatened conventional ideas about ideal Victorian womanhood. Greg Buzwell explores the place of the New Woman – by turns comical, dangerous and inspirational – in journalism and in fiction by writers such as Thomas Hardy, George Gissing and Sarah Grand.