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Though very much an individual and spiritual artist, Alfonse Mucha was a defining figure of the Art Nouveau era and is loved for his distinctive lush style and images of beautiful women in arabesque poses among the plethora of paintings, posters, advertisements and designs he produced. This title presents a range of his work.
Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Its famous green wooden footbridge was built across the water and its waterlilies became the focus of perhaps the most famous series of paintings the world has ever seen. A beautiful new book of masterworks.
William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents, being an architect, writer, social campaigner, artist and, with his Kelmscott Press, an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. This book offers a survey of his life and work alongside some of his finest decorative work.
The Renaissance (14th-17th C) was a pivotal period in the development of Western art, and Italy was its crucible. With fascinating insights and lush reproductions, this sumptuous book celebrates the prolific output of this era, from the radical perspective of Giotto to the High Renaissance giants: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.
Famed for the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and his astonishing drawings, da Vinci excelled in a multitude of arenas. The patronage of the Medici family was key, and this sumptuous new book offers a view of the artist in this context, alongside the work of others who benefited from the Medici, from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo.
Rothko progressed from figurative and symbolist works to eventually using shimmering and enveloping abstract colour to elevate you to a higher spiritual awareness. Discover the themes, thinking and methodology behind the oeuvre, from Greek tragedy and Nietzsche to music and colour, whilst experiencing his pieces displayed in full, free of clutter.
Gustav Klimt is renowned as a quintessential artist of the art nouveau movement, but he was one of a number of Viennese artists who strove to break free of the constraints of the academic art establishment. This new illustrated book focuses on the rich diversity of the movement and offers a sumptuous gift of colour and glamour for every art lover.
Perhaps no individual is more associated with the 20th century art deco revival than artist and designer, Erte. Although his talent spanned many fields, Erte is perhaps best-known for his fashion, jewellery and interior designs. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, this coffee-table book is the definitive Erte companion.