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Author Name:    ARWAS, Victor,

Title:   Alphonse Mucha : The Spirit of Art Nouveau. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Yale University Press / Art Services International, Alexandria, VA / , 1998, ISBN:0300074190 

Seller ID:   102341

ARWAS, Victor, . Alphonse Mucha : The Spirit of Art Nouveau . Alexandria, VA / "Art Services International, in association withYale University Press",1998. First Printing. Pp (7),8-344. 4to, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. With 248 color plates, 113 b&w illustrations. "Alphonse Mucha (July 24. 1860 - July 14 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. He became a trusted advisor admirer and designer to the actress Sarah Bernhardt, and was also well known as the creator of familiar advertisements and as a book illustrator. Yet there was much more toMucha's achievement than this. At the height of his career as a decorative artist, he became convinced that art should serve ideas: he became a devot ed contributor to the artistic activities of the interwar Czech government,and he completed a major and controversial cycle of monumental paintings c alled the Slav Epic, as well as portraits and large symbolic paintings. This book, a first full-scale treatment of Mucha's entire oeuvre, includes discussions and reproductions of paintings, posters, decorative panels, pastels, drawings, photographs, jewelry and illustrations from throughout his career. In addition, the authors provide essays on Mucha's Paris years; his association with Sarah Bernhardt; his acquaintance with Sarah Bernhardt, his career after the turn of the century including his years in America, his work as an illustrator, The Slav Epic, his photography, and the reconstruction of his design for the magnificent Fouquet Boutique in Paris". - from the dj. The essays : "The Spirit of Mucha" by Ronald F. Lipp and Suzanne Jackson; "Bohemia and Paris" by Jana OrlŪkovŠ-BrabcovŠ; "New Aspirations, 1900-1939" by Anna Dvorak; "Mucha's Debut in Fin de SiŤcle Paris" by Victor Arwas;"Mucha and Photography," by Quentin Bajac; "Would Mucha Have Made It on Ma dison Avenue?" by Jack Rennert; "Le Style Mucha and Symbolism" by Victor Arwas; "Mucha and Sarah Bernhardt" by Victor Arwas; "Mucha and Sculpture" by Victor Arwas; "Alphonse Mucha as Illustrator" by Anna Dvorak; "The Slav Epic" by Anna Dvorak; "The Fouquet Boutique" by Jean-Marie Bruson; "Jiri Mucha: Keeper of the Flame" by Geraldine Mucha. Extra shipping will be needed onorders outside Canada for this heavy book. Very good in dustjacket. 65.00


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