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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 artis ...more
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Prestel Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Marissa Barbieri
Apr 25, 2011 Marissa Barbieri rated it it was amazing
By far the finest (and for some reason smelliest) Mucha collection I've come across in years of obsessive absorption in his work, this beast also includes a section of his photography - much of which I'd never seen and all of which is wonderful - and preliminary sketches that are somehow just as stunning as their full-color counterparts. I'm taking my time slowly with this one, since you can get lost in even the smallest details of his work, and the publisher has done an amazing job of reproduci ...more
Deirdre
May 19, 2015 Deirdre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a weakness for Mucha, this is an inspirational catalogue of a decent representation of his work along with some commentary about his inspirations and motivations for some of it.

It's mostly a coffee table book, though the ink appears to have a somewhat funky smell, the colour illustrations are quite beautiful and you often get sketches and finished object side by side.

One I enjoyed, thought it is fairly hefty.
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