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.
Focusing on Art Deco graphic art and illustration, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, fashion and advertising, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by talents such as Barbier, Erté, Cassandre and Colin. Echoing examples of other forms of Art Deco are also included.
Bauhaus inherited the mantle of the Arts and Crafts movement but was founded on geometric principles, associated with Art Deco and firmly rooted in the challenge of modern production methods. This luxurious new book explores the origins and influence of Kandinsky, Klee, Walter Gropius and others on contemporary art and architecture.
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.
Perhaps no individual is more associated with the 20th century art deco revival than artist and designer, Erte. Although his talent spanned many fields, Erté 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 Erté companion.
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.
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.
The roots of Modern Art can be seen in the wild paintings of Turner, but it took the Impressionists and the Pre-Raphaelites to break the classical mode until the final blows were dealt by Kandinsky, Klee and Picasso. Once unleashed modernism fragmented into many different forms, each of which are explored in this powerful, illustrated new book.
Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others began as Impressionists but soon extended their explorations of the world around them to create highly personal work. Their delightful and evocative masterpieces are celebrated in this gorgeous new book.
Surrealist painter Salvador Dali was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, as well as a cultural figure who challenged convention. This heavily-illustrated book is a fascinating foray into the life and works of a man whose ability to reveal the gap between reality and illusion was a huge influence on artists and pop culture.
The latest addition to Flame Tree's highly successful Masterworks series, this wonderful new book highlights the work of the Dutch Masters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Frans Hals and their compatriots.
Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters. His work had a huge influence on 20th-century art and remains visually powerful to this day. With translations of some of the most revealing letters and insightful commentary, alongside photographs of the letters themselves and his best-loved artworks, this is a real treat.
This gorgeous new book discusses the ever-present inspiration of Fuji in Japanese culture, its continued presence in 19th-century Ukiyo-e woodblock art and its influence on Western art. It reproduces numerous examples of the stunning artworks, some in complete series. Featuring prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, as well as others.
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.