Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the Mucha style for the legions of imitators who adapted the masters celebrated tableaux. Today, his paintings have inspired album covers, comic books, and everything in between. Patrick Bade and Victoria Charles offer readers an inspiring survey of Muchas career, illustrated with over one hundred of lustrous images, from early Parisian advertisements and posters for Sandra Bernhardt, to the famous historical murals painted just before his death, at the age of 78, in 1939. This copy is in excellent as new condition with only very minor shelfwear to the dustjacket. Additional postage charges may apply.