The creator of Art Nouveau's greatest beauties

Alfons Mucha’s is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and decorative style add up to an unashamed act of temptation. Mucha (1860-1939), whose work is indissolubly linked with the Art Nouveau style, was one of the most fascinating artistic personalities of the turn of the 20th century. He was not only a painter and graphic artist, but also took an interest in sculpture, jewelry, interior decorating, and utilitarian art. His particular talents, however, lay in decorative graphics, which was the basis of his fame and remains so today. This book traces all aspects of his career via biographical and descriptive texts and a wide selection of images.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
The author:
Renate Ulmer studied history of art, classical archaeology and comparative literature at the universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. After her dissertation in 1987 on “Biblical Themes in Expressionist Art” she accepted a position at the Institut Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, where she worked as acting director and exhibition curator. She has published numerous works on the Stilkunst movement and the design of the 20th century.
Mucha (Basic Art Series)


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
Descubri a Mucha en un viaje a Praga que realize a mediados del mes de octubre de este año. Para mi sorpresa ya conocia gran parte de la obra de este artista. Precursor de la introduccion del arte en la publicidad, convirtio las calles del Paris de principios de siglo en autenticas galerias de arte. Su obra forma parte de la memoria colectiva del mundo y sirve como fuente de inspiracion para miles de creativos publicitarios de nuetros dias. Colorido, pasion y prorcionalidad mistica adornan a sus mujeres de ensortijadas y largas cabelleras evocando la belleza como la esencia del arte. Imprescindible.
— marc belda, Spain
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