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Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning the 19th century Pre-Raphaelites to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Mossa, Lefler and Urban, de Feure, Grasset, Klinger, Von Stuck, Segatinni, Odilon Redon, Harry Clarke, Mucha, Icart, Alastair, Fini, Ernst, Wegener, Von Bayros, Alma Tadema, Gustav Klimt, and many more, many with several pieces and a chapter on their work. PIE, 2017. Adult Material.

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Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning the 19th century Pre-Raphaelites to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Mossa, Lefler and Urban, de Feure, Grasset, Klinger, Von Stuck, Segatinni, Odilon Redon, Harry Clarke, Mucha, Icart, Alastair, Fini, Ernst, Wegener, Von Bayros, Alma Tadema, Gustav Klimt, and many more, many with several pieces and a chapter on their work.

Each chapter comprehensively showcases such art works, grouping them by stylistic category or artistic movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Symbolism in France, Germany and Belgium; Wiener Secession; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Eroticism; book illustrators; Surrealist artists and so on. This collection also explores the theme of the femme fatale through representations of sirens, mermaids, and witches, as well as characters from Greek mythology, modern literary works, and so on.

Approximately 370 great art works are presented in a stylish layout designed by Reiko Harajo, the renowned book designer and creator of the gorgeous book designs of past PIE titles: George Barbier, William Morris and Harry Clarke. These art titles are available in English and include columns on themes related to these works.

The Art of Decadence is sure to become a most treasured book for artists and illustrators, especially those with a keen interest in 19th-century European art. (English/Japanese Bilingual text.) It gathers together a wonderful variety of work on a subject that is not often explored, but only touched on in other books on Symbolism and the book arts movements. Contains occasional adult themes and a few sexually explicit pieces.

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