Discussion art nouveau sachplakat and foundations are of 20th c.design

After reading Chapters 11 and 12 again discuss what you found most intriguing in the chapters, including at least one of these ideas:

Consider, how different varieties of the Art Nouveau general style developed in different countries. Did you have a favorite and why?

What do you think about the idea that design and art should serve an ennobling social function, or should connect with deeper symbolic or mystical aspects of our nature or the better practices of the past?

What do you like about the new poster aesthetic of the Fin de Siecle or the early 20th century? Which designs appeal to you most and why?

What do you think about the very simple, graphic German poster style, Sachplakat? What is a visual lesson you can learn from it?