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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (Oct. 1 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486240444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486240442
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 23.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A truly beautiful book, many of the plates are full page and in full color. His nudes and semi-nudes are entirely captivating with exquisite attention to detail. The remainder of the plates are tints and depict various items in art nouveau style (jewelry, silverware, china, etc.). There are also a few pages containing color borders and backgrounds. The copyright in this book is unusual for Dover Publications, as it grants no explicit free-use of the images contained within it.
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mucha was great....i laughed,i cried,i saw excessive yet tasteful amounts of nudity...lets hear it for the slav epics.....and his nudie girls....that crazy slavic painter....he studied at nyu....i think....with whistler?.....lots of nudies....worked from photos,loved photos....this book reflects muchas artwork by showing pictures of it....guns and roses.
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High skill drawings from the Belle Epoch era of France. You can definately see how Alphonse Mucha's work influenced contemporary illustration work of today. Great tight collection of examples from his body of work.
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By MaddyElizabeth on Feb. 7 2015
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I had been led to believe that this book included most of Mucha's better artwork "in the original colours." It is mostly his monochrome sketches and less-known, not very interesting works. A big disappointment.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
An excellent resource for art nouveau design Feb. 1 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A truly beautiful book, many of the plates are full page and in full color. His nudes and semi-nudes are entirely captivating with exquisite attention to detail. The remainder of the plates are tints and depict various items in art nouveau style (jewelry, silverware, china, etc.). There are also a few pages containing color borders and backgrounds. The copyright in this book is unusual for Dover Publications, as it grants no explicit free-use of the images contained within it.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
If you Love Mucha you will love this. May 16 2006
By Sarah OSullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a reproduction of Mucha's portfolio "Documents Decoratifs" which is a lovely selection of Mucha's work. It includes not only many nude women and flowers (which one would expect) but also designs for furniture, silverware and lots of jewellery. If your looking for a source of information on Mucha this is not it but if you just want to gaze lovingly at a wide selection of his work you will adore this book.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic Art Nouveau reference March 29 2010
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This book exceeded my expectations; I've fallen in love lately with these Dover books of artists' works. The full-page reproductions are top-notch and the selection creates a broad overview of the Art Nouveau/Jugendstil movement by its most famous and arguably most characteristic artist. You have Mucha himself to thank for that, as this is simply a recollation of images from his own book, though the plates are in a different order (for the purists, a chart is included referencing the pages to Mucha's original order).

It's not as thorough or lavish as the definitive book Alphonse Mucha by Sarah Mucha, but then it's also less than half the price and much more portable. There's little enough overlap between the two that it's worth buying both, and in my opinion most of the reproductions (other than the posters) are better in this Dover book. If you're looking for a broad overview and reference of the Art Nouveau style, this Dover book is the one to get, whereas if you want a more focused look at Mucha's work and life, particularly his ornamental panels featuring Sarah Bernhardt and other women, you'll want to pick up Sarah Mucha's book (or perhaps the other Dover book, Drawings of Mucha: 70 Works by Alphonse Maria Mucha Including 9 in Full Color.)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
All Killer, No Filler July 6 2011
By Mayor Bloomburger - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book to rip out patterns and prints for inexpensive wall decorations. This book is HUGE and packed with full-page, beautiful prints. The artwork in this book is perfect for making craft and party decorations, to hang up in schools, offices and kitchens, or to scan into Photoshop for patterns, brushes, ANYTHING - the patterns and design are so intense and beautiful, there's no way not to get inspired. The quality and quantity of the work in this book is amazing, I might end up buying it twice. Keep in mind there are lots of nudes.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Jan. 17 2011
By Bookworm-artist - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was in good shape. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it had a lot of Mucha's stuff including pottery and furntiture desgins. Lots of naked women, not a lot of his more famous stuff. But a good book overall.


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