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Augsburger SchriftPublisher: HiH
Augsburger Schrift & & Augsburger Initialen are amongst the lots of great typefaces that shown in what is perhaps the crucial typographical recommendation source for the Art Nouveau duration: Ludwig Petzendorfer's TREASURY OF GENUINE ART NOUVEAU ALPHABETS, DECORATIVE INITIALS, MONOGRAMS, FRAMES AND ORNAMENTS (Copyright © 1984 Dover Publications, New York City).

Both were jointly launched in 1901 by Bauer & & Co., Stuttgart, Germany and by H. Berthhold AG, Berlin, Germany. The style has actually been credited to Peter Schnorr.

The Art Nouveau Motion was ignited in Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire by the Munich Secession (Sezession in German) of 1892, followed by the Viennese Secession of 1896. These 'Secessions' were groups of artists who, like the Impressionists in Paris, rejected and were rejected by the arts establishment.

The movement in Central Europe became referred to as Jugendstil after the Secessionist publication "Jugend", very first released in Munich in 1896. The kept in mind architect, Peter Behrens, was a leader of the movement in Germany and the designer of Behrens Schrift, released in 1901 by Rudhard' schen Giesserei (later relabelled Klingspor).

That very same foundry released Eckmann Schrift by Otto Eckmann, designer for Jugend Publication, and later on was to use a caligrapher who was affected by these designers, Rudolf Koch.

Evaluating from its similarity to Behrens, one might conclude that Augsburger was developed and launched to compete with Behrens Schrift. In general, Jugendstil is darker, more closed in, than Art Nouveau in Western Europe.

For comparison, examine making use of open area in the style work of the Scottish Architect and Designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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