Sein Leben in Wort und Bild
With many colour illustrations
  • 15 x 21 cm, 80 pages
  • paperback with flaps, embossed, thread-stitching
  • ISBN 978-3-89919-240-7
  • In Stock
€ 12,50 (D)€ 12,90 (Ö)

Alphonse Mucha is world famous for his seductively beautiful panneaux and posters. As a decorative artist he shaped the appearance of a whole age: in the years around 1900, “Le Style Mucha” was the epitome of cosmopolitan elegance. Lavishly illustrated, this volume explores every facet of Mucha’s art, from the very beginnings, through the success of his posters, to his monumental later work. Insightful texts follow the artist through his life, leading the reader into the studios where the famous “Mucha women” were created, and unfurling a panorama of a turbulent era.

Contents Contents

♦ A Christmas Story
♦ A Village in Moravia
♦ An Artistic Nature
♦ Vienna
♦ The Counts of Khuen von Belasi
♦ Munich
♦ Arrival in Paris
♦ Born of Necessity: Mucha’s Illustrations
♦ Madame Charlotte’s Crèmerie
♦ Sarah Bernhardt
♦ The World in Mucha’s Style
♦ The Studio at 6 Rue du Val-de-Grâce
♦ Artistic Life
♦ The World Exhibition
♦ At the Crossroads
♦ Ways and Means to Slavic Art
♦ The American Dream
♦ Maruška
♦ The American Miracle: Charles R. Crane
♦ The Return to Bohemia
♦ The Slav Epic
♦ Epilogue