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WORLD OF MUCHA A Journey to Two Fairylands Paris and Czech

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WORLD OF MUCHA A Journey to Two Fairylands Paris and Czech

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Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. A superlative collection of Mucha's works, behind highly ornate, silver-embossed covers, spanning his entire career from his beginnings in Paris to his final days in what was then known as Czechoslovakia after four years in the United States. His most representative works are featured, not only in the field of fine art but also in editorial design and graphic design. As a special feature, this book introduces more typography and package design works compared to other publications on Mucha’s work. A good deal of this is not collected elsewhere. And, of course, Mucha’s masterpiece the "Slav Epic" is also covered in detail, along with an interpretation and its historical background.

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A superlative collection of Mucha's works, behind highly ornate, silver-embossed covers, spanning his entire career from his beginnings in Paris to his final days in what was then known as Czechoslovakia after four years in the United States. His most representative works are featured, not only in the field of fine art but also in editorial design and graphic design. As a special feature, this book introduces more typography and package design works compared to other publications on Mucha’s work. A good deal of this is not collected elsewhere. And, of course, Mucha’s masterpiece the "Slav Epic" is also covered in detail, along with an interpretation and its historical background.

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech graphic designer and decorative artist best known for his distinctive Art Nouveau style. He produced many illustrations, advertisements, postcards, packages and paintings throughout his life. The popularity of Mucha’s distinctive style and demand for his beautiful works has continued to grow since the strong revival of interest in Art Nouveau during the 1960s.

This beautifully-designed book will be a valuable reference for graphic designers and illustrators alike, and is sure to become a must-have book for Mucha’s fans around the world to treasure. This is in the same series of Japanese-origin art books, many compiled and edited by Hiroshi Unno. I think these are all based on new exhibits assembled in Japan. These are first class all the way.

Each volume in this series has thoroughly explored the subject, with the best traditional works coupled with new ground unexplored in previous collections. Other books in this series include Harry Clarke (which we also handle), George Barbier (which we are brimging back), William Morris, The Art of Decadence (new in 2017, which we are bringing in), Amano, and others from PIE International. I recommend each one. they always do these ornate, embossed covers with gold or silver foiling, which are oh-so-impressive.

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Item Code WORMU
Publisher PIE
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9784756247896
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 352pg
Color Full Color
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