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ALPHONSE MUCHA was a poster artist whose works evoke the gaiety and glamour of society at the turn of the century. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a delight! May 1 2003
Format:Paperback
This book has a wide range of designs based on actual art from the period. There are beautiful photographs of the finished pieces as well as photos of the items that inspired them. There are both large and small projects and every one is exquisite. The charts are large and easy to read - both symbols and colored squares are used so you can quickly see which thread color should be used for each stitch. Two thumbs up for this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull Art Nouveau designs... Feb. 11 2003
Format:Paperback
This book really delivers the goods! The projects by Hammet are based on real turn of the century art and craft, and are charted with the correct colors for the time. I love the projects in this book and have compleated several works based on Hammet's charts. This is just what a fin-de-siecle/needlework lover is looking for.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars art nouveau cross stitch Nov. 1 2002
By LIZZIE
Format:Paperback
looking at the cover of the book I can say the designs are exquisite, and very beautiful for whatever your project(s) may
be for, the designs would be perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source for art nouveau projects! Dec 3 2003
By Robin C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have been looking for art nouveau projects, and I'm so happy I found this book! The designs reflect art in the style of Tiffany, Mackintosh, and other artists of the art nouveau period.
1) The charts are clear and easy to use.
2) The designs seem authentic and are used imaginatively to make a variety of projects.
3) The book is well layed out and attractive.
This is really a very nice book for stitchers looking for art nouveau projects.
Another source for such projects is Ross Designs, who make cross-stitch charts for Alphonse Mucha prints.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a delight! May 1 2003
By DaZinner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book has a wide range of designs based on actual art from the period. There are beautiful photographs of the finished pieces as well as photos of the items that inspired them. There are both large and small projects and every one is exquisite. The charts are large and easy to read - both symbols and colored squares are used so you can quickly see which thread color should be used for each stitch. Two thumbs up for this one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice projects March 2 2005
By Lori Cyr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I didn't know much about Art Nouveau, other than it is ascribed to Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany-stained glass. The projects in the book are beautiful and sophisticated-looking. The charts are also large and easy enough to read. The colors suggested are listed by the DMC brand. Artists featured include Mucha, Renee Mackintosh, Klimt, and Walter Crane. (Don't count on a full picture by Klimt though, just a mirror piece that incorporates some of the same colors as in "The Kiss.") The bamboo "stained glass" wooden box on the cover is my favorite, although I will have to special order the light green aida fabric. However, the Mackintosh rose women pieces are also very stunning and unique. The piece by Mucha is a poster lady holding a glass of champaigne. It looks almost like it's almost entirely done in blackwork, with black and gold thread on white. All of the pieces have a crisp, clean look.

I'm pleased to have just discovered some of Mackintosh's beautiful work. His Mackintosh "rose women" have a sophisticated, yet subdued stained glass-y appearance. I wasn't very fond of Walter Crane's "flower lady" (faery-airy looking) pictures, but if your'e into that kind of thing, you'll love those, because there are three them, the daffodil lady, red posy lady, and purple iris lady. They are each about 12 inches square, once completed.

There is also a pretty picture, I think it is called "Wysteria," which resembles a seaside scene framed by wysteria, which looks kind of "stained glass-y." It also kind of reminds me of a French Impressionist painting. It is a manageable size to do, and would look lovely in one's livingroom or bedroom.

The Mackintosh rose women pieces and the bamboo stained glass piece on the cover are my favorites. I was a little bit surprised that there weren't any pieces resembling Frank Lloyd Wright's work. However, the designs in this book are "strong" and interesting to look at, yet the colors in them are soft and subdued like watercolors, so they don't appear too "busy."

All of the pieces can be done on white or ivory Aida cloth, although the book suggests many other lovely colors to coordinate with the designs, like blush peach, light yellow, and barely blue. If you are lucky enough to be able obtain those, they would give your work a special touch. The only thing I was disappointed in, was a project by Renee MacIntosh. It is a picture of two rose lady's with a big, abstract yellow dress. In order to get that effect, you will need some gold gauze fabric, which I cannot find anywhere. It's possible to stitch the entire area in yellow, but that would take forever (and a lot of thread) to do.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull Art Nouveau designs... Feb. 11 2003
By Jennifer Messer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book really delivers the goods! The projects by Hammet are based on real turn of the century art and craft, and are charted with the correct colors for the time. I love the projects in this book and have compleated several works based on Hammet's charts. This is just what a fin-de-siecle/needlework lover is looking for.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a nice cross stitch book May 11 2000
By "embroideress_auguste" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this book because I love stained glass designs and there were two pictured on the cover. I had been hoping for more of them inside but was disappointed to find that there weren't any others.
However, it is a nice book with background on art nouveau and designs inspired by artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Also included are instructions for basic cross stitch, cleaning your work, stretching needlework, and turning your piece into a cushion.
If you have a preference for either color or b&w charts, you should be aware that the charts in this book are in color with symbols.
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