12/19/2006 12:14 PM
Jugendstil, otherwise known as Youth Style, was a German modern arts movement similar to Art Noveau. Emphasizing new trends in architecture, graphic design and decorative arts, the phenomena started around 1896 and lasted until 1906. The term Jugendstil was borne from the influential Munich weekly Jugend. A distinct element of Jugendstil is the typography. Precise and hard edges are applied in harmony with the image to create an unmistakable look. The combination was employed for covers of novels, advertisements, or exhibition posters.
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