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ID VenueYale University Press
Start Date01 January 2050
End Date01 January 2999
NameAlphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau
DescriptionAlphonse Mucha (1890-1939) was one of the most important decorative artists in Paris at the turn of the century. His sensual female portraits with their elaborate borders?le style Mucha?embody the essence of Art Nouveau. The Mucha family and the Mucha Foundation have put together a touring exhibition of Mucha's work, and this is the companion volume. Though numerous works on Mucha have appeared in the past few decades, none have been as exhaustive as this illustrated group of essays by noted European experts. The full-scale treatment covers paintings, decorative panels, pastels, drawings, photographs, jewelry, and advertisements as well as numerous book and magazine illustrations. The essays elucidate Mucha's political activities in Czechoslovakia, which spawned the enormous murals "The Slav Epic"; his association with the actress Sarah Bernhardt; and the impact of American patronage on his later work. This lavish homage may prove to be the most important study of an amazing and prolific artist. Highly recommended.?Joseph C. Hewgley, Nashville P.L., Antioch Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. 344 pages
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AuthorVictor Arwas, Jana Brabcova-Orlikova, Anna Dvorak
Year1998
PublisherYale University Press
ISBN978-0300074192
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