Alfons Mucha, of Slovak origin, was one of the most inventive and accomplished figures of Art Nouveau. Working mainly in Paris, he was above all a creator of unforgettable posters, for the theatre, cabarets, and advertising. The Ivan Lendl Collection is currently the most complete collection of Mucha's posters in the world. It also includes many other examples of his art.
This monograph comprises newly-produced high-quality colour prints of all the items in the Lendl collection, as well as more than 100 preliminary drawings, sketches and prints which give the reader a glimpse into Mucha s studio. Twenty-five photographs documenting Mucha's Parisian period will also be of particular interest. Its wide range and considerable documentary value make this a truly unique publication offering deeper knowledge of all important periods of Mucha's work.