Alphonse Mucha

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Agnes Husslein-Arco
Prestel, 2009 - Art - 355 pages
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.

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It took me over seven years to find a Mucha book that had the right balance of history and photos. The book begins with Mucha’s history, much of which I had learned while visiting Prague in 2007. Like ... Read full review


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Agnes Husslein-Arco is an art historian and director of the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna.

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