Alphonse Mucha

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Prestel, Jul 1, 2009 - Art - 355 pages
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Alfons Mucha is known largely for having originated Art Nouveau, when his poster of the actress Sarah Bernhardt became a legendary icon of the movement. Mucha went on to design hundreds of pieces in the decorative arts field, but later distanced himself from the style he pioneered, devoting his time and energy to painting. This book presents the full array of Mucha's artistic contributionsnot only his posters and jewelry designs but also his design for the pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 1900 World's Fair. A stunning selection of 700 color illustrations is accompanied with essays that explore Mucha's style and inspirations, his transition away from the decorative arts, and his forays into photography. Fans of Art Nouveau will treasure this dazzling and unique study of the artist and his and unique study of the artist and his contribution to design and illustration.

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User Review  - Alicia Duff - Goodreads

I often take this book out as a source of inspiration. I'm a huge fan of art nouveau, this book has been a fantastic source for me to refer to during many art projects. There's a wealth of detailed information inside, as well as gorgeous illustrations! Read full review

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User Review  - Marjan - Goodreads

Simply the most beautiful book on Alphones Mucha I ever came across. The texts are halfway readable (the useless descriptions of posters say nothing you can't see for yourself), but the way everything ... Read full review


Lenka Bydzovská and Karel Srp Tomoko Sato 8 Preface
Line and Form the Mucha Style
Here is where the flame of art glowed Alphonse Muchas Munich Years 18851887

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About the author (2009)

AGNES HUSSLEIN-ARCO is the director of the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria.