- Full Description
This gorgeous oversized volume, first published in 2009, surveys the entire breadth of Alphonse Mucha's work--from illustration and decorative arts to his photography and the historical paintings that were his life's passion. Known largely for his place at the forefront of Art Nouveau, 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, his works on canvas, 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 nearly 500 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. His later work is every bit as amazing as his first posters...in fact, his consumate skill is consistently dazzling throughout his varied career.
We especially like the chapter on his photography, with full page images of his models in poses you will recognize; his statues, jewelry and opulent interior design; his murals, rarely seen before, here complete and in close-up details. There's also work from his fabulously expensive and rare illustrated books, and countless sketches and studies never before collected.
Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jean Lous Gaillemin, Michel Hilaire, and Christiane Lange.
- Additional Information
Item Code AMUCHH Publisher Prestel Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9783791353975 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 10x13 # Pages 356pg Color Partial Color