Alphonse Mucha: An American Collection

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Collectors Press, Incorporated, Oct 1, 1997 - Art - 64 pages
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Alphonese Mucha's "Byzantine beauties" graced walls, windows and art salons in Paris in the late 1890's in the form of posters and advertisements for a multitude of things. A native Czechoslovakian, Mucha used Byzantine Art influences interwoven with romaticized, ornamented female figures in allegorical settings in his poster and advertising design work. His style was also characteriszed by heavy outlining and a large palette of colour, from soft to vrilliant.

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Being a miniature book collecting examples of the artist's work together with a running biography. The artworks have probably been chosen carefully to reproduce well in the small format. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Ann Bennett read Law at Cambridge and qualified and practised as a solicitor. During a career break, to have children, she started to write. Her father had been a prisoner of war on the Thailand Burma Railway and the idea for Bamboo Heart came from researching his wartime experiences. The research took her to Southeast Asia, a place she loves and has returned to many times. She lives in the UK with her husband and three sons and works in London as a lawyer.

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