Alphonse Mucha : the spirit of art nouveau

Victor Arwas, Jana Brabcová-Orlíková, Anna Dvořák ; with an introduction by Ronald F. Lipp and Suzanne Jackson ; and essays by Quentin Bajac ... [et al.]

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was one of the most important decorative artists working in Paris at the turn of the century. His distinctive and original posters and his decorative panels in le style Mucha became almost synonymous with French Art Nouveau. The admirer and iconographer of Sarah Bernhardt, he was also well known as the creator of familiar advertisements and as a book illustrator. Yet there was much more to Mucha's achievement than this. At the height of his career as a decorative artist, he became convinced that art should serve ideas, he became chief artistic and cultural adviser to the interwar Czech government, and he completed a major and controversial fresco cycle, the Slav Epic, as well as portraits and large symbolic paintings.This book -- the first full-scale treatment of Mucha's oeuvre -- includes discussions and reproductions of paintings, posters, panneaux decoratifs, pastels, drawings, and illustrations from throughout his career. In addition, the authors provide essays on Mucha's Paris years; his association with Sarah Bernhardt; the importance of American patronage on his later work; his graphic and painterly techniques; and the problems connected with the conservation of the large canvases.This lavishly illustrated book is the catalogue for an exhibition of Mucha's work that will tour the United States, beginning in San Diego in 1998.

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書名 Alphonse Mucha : the spirit of art nouveau
著作者等 Art Services International
Arwas, Victor
Bajac, Quentin
Brabcová-Orlíková, Jana
Dvořák, Anna
Mucha, Alphonse Marie
Brabcova Jana A. (formerly Chief Curator of Prints and Drawings National Gallery of Prague Czech Republic)
Bruson Jean-Marie (Conservator Musee Carnavalet France)
Dvorak Anna (Librarian North Carolina Museum of Art USA)
Jackson Suzanne
Mucha Geraldine
Rennert Jack
Lipp Ronald F.
書名別名 The spirit of art nouveau
出版元 Art Services International in association with Yale University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 344 p.
大きさ 31 cm
ISBN 0883971232
NCID BA37919044
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国