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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Generally agreed to be one of the most important contributors to Art Nouveau, the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was trained.

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Mucha produces his first book illustrations for Armand Colin

Mucha produces his first book illustrations for Armand Colin. Mucha is taken on as an illustrator for the Paris-based publisher Armand Colin. Founded in 1870, Armand Colin was one of the first publishers to produce high quality school manuals just as primary education became mandatory in France. Mucha is commissioned by the publisher Lemercier to design a special Christmas and New Year supplement for Le Gaulois magazine, including a feature on Sarah Bernhardt’s portrayal of Gismonda at the Théâtre de la Renaissance.

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He is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs, which encapsulate the Art Nouveau style. Contemporary interest in his work was revived in 1980 after an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters, advertisements, and book illustrations, as well as designs for jewelry, carpets, wallpaper, and theatre sets in what was termed initially The Mucha Style but became known as Art Nouveau (French for "new art"). Mucha's works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads.

Generally agreed to be one of the most important contributors to Art Nouveau, the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was trained, celebrated and lived most of his life in Paris. His unforgettably iconic images of Sarah Bernhardt and others embody the spirit of the fin de siècle. But underneath his successful career as an artist and poster designer lay a passionate Slav nationalist whose most important and long neglected works are still being painstakingly restored and exhibited in the Czech republic. This book is the first comprehensive overview of his life and work and is published in association with the Mucha Museum in Prague.

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Also bought the Ormiston book as a gift for my 26 yr old artist granddaughter. Although this work covers material not in the Ormiston book, I was disappointed in the colors. Having never seen a Mucha work in person I can't judge which book has accurate colors but the colors in this book seem awfully muddy and dark. However, I appreciated that it includes his Slav Epic and information on his later work.
This book has a nice quantity of Mucha images, but most of them are rather small, without close-ups for details. Also, though the book provides some nice information about this history of some of the works, I'm looking for a book that includes more information about the processes Mucha used as well as the symbolism featured in the works. Alas, my search continues. However, I do think this is a valuable addition to any Mucha lover's library. The amount and variety of works included is quite nice.
I unfortunately returned this book. The colors were much too faint in the paintings and I was disappointed that the hard cover of the book was plain and the paper cover was nice, but the hard cover should also be the same. Sorry. This is my favorite artist and I was recently in Prague at the Alfonse Mucha Museum! What a treat that was!!!!
I purchased this book for my husband who is an admirer of Alfonzo Mucha's work.

The book is loaded with works created by the artist and also incorporates a biography. It is a great looking hard cover and a more personal touch that a family member put the piece together.

If you liked the turn of the 20th century fashion and the styles of females captured in the wake of liberation often depicted in Art Nouveau style, Mucha's florals and scroll-work might appeal to you. Mucha is definitely one of those artists that stands alone and this book with its colourful replications are a welcome addition.
I concur with everyone else's opinion on this book and want to add what a great value this is for the money. All the reproductions are beautiful. As someone else has said, the book has a fine text and it also shows the breadth of Mucha's work showing sculpture and sketches as well as his famous posters. This book is jam packed with the best of Mucha and I can't recommend it highly enough for true Mucha fans. I sometimes cut up books like this for framing, but there are TOO MANY great pictures to separate them. A marvelous vision of all of his life's work with many hard to find reproductions.
A solid overview of all aspects of Mucha's oeuvre created for the opening of the Mucha Museum in Prague by Alfons' granddaughter-in law and a number of long time Mucha scholars. Highly recommended for the beginner or as a single volume on this artist.
This book is great for those who do not have a great book on Mucha. The book contains a superior history of Mucha's life and intro the Art Neuvou period(Art Nuvo). Mucha should be credited with the entire period in my opinion.

There is wide sampling of his works, beyond that in other books. There are examples of jewelry, metal works, paintings, prints, furniture, and architecture. The images are printed very well.

All in all, this is the second best book; The best book was purchased in Prague at his museum (can't find in US...or remember name). This book had mostly paintings but I miss the superior color quality and few pictures run across two pages (a pet peeve of mine and occasional issue in this book)...this book seems to be as good as it gets here.
An absolutely priceless book that I consider myself lucky to have found. It is so wonderful to read about Mucha's life and work and see the photographs that he took to use as reference for some of his paintings, drawings and posters. I adored the section about Sarah Bernhardt and the explanations of the posters that Mucha made of her, and for her. This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone who likes Mucha's work, even a little bit. Well worth it, at any price.
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History & Criticism
Author: Sarah Mucha
ISBN: 0711225176
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Frances Lincoln (April 1, 2005)
Pages: 160 pages