At the height of the Art Nouveau movement and into the early days of Art Deco, Christian Stoll Studios was a leading and prolific source of graphic design. The Leipzig-based firm, which produced beautiful stock books for all forms of design applications, was active chiefly from 1900 to the beginning of World War I and renowned for their staff of creative artists. Three of Stoll's designers are responsible for the majority of the works in this volume: Richard Kühnel, Hugo Sachs, and Josef Pilters. Their illustrations appear here in more than 90 breathtaking plates that range from single- to full-color.
Collected from rare originals of the studio's stock portfolios, these designs have been unavailable for over a century. The highly stylized images — consisting chiefly of flowers, grapes, wreaths, and other botanical motifs — are rendered in many different shapes and sizes. Their splendid variety and versatility form an abundant source of reference and inspiration for graphic and textile designers, artists, art students, and anyone seeking striking Art Nouveau ornaments.