About the book (from jacket flap):
Alphonse Marie Mucha was the most fashionable decorative artist in Paris at the turn of the century. ‘Le style Mucha’ influenced clothes, colours, interior decoration and even the entrances of the Paris Metro. His panneaux decoratifs and his posters, especially those designed for Sarah Bernhardt, have always been collector’s pieces.
The grace and originality of Mucha’s art is illustrated by a comprehensive selection of his work with over 100 black-and-white and 40 colour reproductions of the high quality necessary for the true representation of Mucha’s subtle and muted colours and delicate draughtsmanship.
Many of the photographs that Mucha took of his models have recently been rediscovered, giving a fascinating glimpse of the raw material that Mucha transmuted in his drawings and paintings. The photographic section of the book is introduced by Dr. Aaron Scharf who places Mucha’s photography in the context of the time.