The most important of Alphonse Mucha's stylebooks was 'Documents Decoratifs
'. This present volume carefully reproduced from an extremely rare and valuable set of originals, contains all 72 plates. Included are designs for jewelry, wallpaper, stained glass, furniture and tableware; figure and botanical studies; and a selection of Mucha's famous panneaux decoratifs. Eighteen of the plates are in full colour, while the remaining 54 are reproduced in two or more colour tones.
In addition to numerous innovative designs for practical and decorative objects, the elegant draftsmanship and meticulous execution that characterized all of Mucha's work is evident in studies of languorous nudes, portrait sketches, delicately rendered plant and animal motifs, exquisite modeling of drapery and cloth, and the flowing fantastic forms created as experiments in pure design.Illustrations:
72 plates in the original colour Size:
238 x 311