Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau

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This lavishly illustrated book presents the full spectrum of Alphonse Mucha's works, from his innovative posters and decorative panels to his architectural designs, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, books, and interiors. The authors discuss Mucha's years in Paris, his iconography of Sarah Bernhardt, his service to the Czech government, his distinctive style that became nearly synonymous with turn-of-the-century French Art Nouveau, and much more....
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Overview

This lavishly illustrated book presents the full spectrum of Alphonse Mucha's works, from his innovative posters and decorative panels to his architectural designs, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, books, and interiors. The authors discuss Mucha's years in Paris, his iconography of Sarah Bernhardt, his service to the Czech government, his distinctive style that became nearly synonymous with turn-of-the-century French Art Nouveau, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300074192
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,014,158
  • Product dimensions: 12.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Art Services International 8
Preface The Mucha Foundation 11
The Spirit of Mucha 12
Bohemia and Paris 16
New Aspirations 1900-1939 30
Mucha's Debut in Fin de Sieele 42
Mucha and Photography 46
Would Mucha Have Made It on Madison Avenue? 54
Le Style Mucha and Symbolism 62
Mucha and Sarah Bernhardt 68
Mucha and Seulpture 78
Alphonse Mucha as Illustrator 82
The Slav Epie 96
The Fouquet Boutique 124
Jiri Mucha: Keeper of the Flame 134
Notes to the Catalogue 136
Catalogue 137
The Early Years 138
Le Style Mucha: Sarah Bernhardt 142
Le Style Mucha: Posters 156
Le Style Mucha: Decorative Panels 184
Le Style Mucha: Magazines 208
Le Style Mucha: Illustrated Books 224
Le Style Mucha: Other Graphic Design 238
Mucha the Painter 252
Designs for Public Spaces 284
Sculpture and Jewelry 300
Pedagogic Publications 310
The Slav Epic 324
Mucha's Last Series 336
Select Bibliography 340
List of Exhibited Works 343
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