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Alphonse Mucha

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Alphonse Mucha
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This gorgeous volume surveys the entire breadth of Mucha's work-from illustration and decorative arts to his photography and the historical paintings that were his life's passion.

Prestel Publishing
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 contributions-not only his posters and jewelry designs but also his design for the pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 1900 World's Fair. The book also includes his works on canvas, which include pastels and frescoes, and his magnum opus, The Slavic Epic, a series of 20 paintings depicting the history of his native people. 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 contributions to design and illustration.

Authors: Mucha, Alphonse, 1860-1939
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco, ... [et al.] ; [curator: Jean Louis Gaillemin]
Uniform Title: Alfons Mucha. English
Title: Alphonse Mucha
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, c2009
Edition: English ed
Characteristics: 355 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held Feb. 12-June 1, 2009, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria ; June 20-Sept. 30, 2009, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France ; and Oct. 9, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munich
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355)
Subject Headings: Mucha, Alphonse, 1860-1939 Exhibitions Art nouveau Exhibitions Art, Czech 19th century Exhibitions Art, Czech 20th century Exhibitions Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
Topical Term: Art nouveau
Art, Czech
Art, Czech
Alternate Title: Mucha
LCCN: 2009923787
ISBN: 9783791343563
Research Call Number: JQZ 13-108
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May 20, 2013
  • MichaelMusicMan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You have to check this book out! Filled with colour copies of artwork.If you haven't heard of Mucha be sure to check him out! great book 5 stars!


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