Alfons Mucha - Alfons Mucha I love love love Mucha - he is by far my favorite artist. I love the way he blends the organic with the geometric, I love the fanciful, romantic, swirly details. Art Nouveau (his genre) is much warmer than Art Deco, which followed. It is clearly a precursor to Deco, as it introduces a more geometric, repetitive form.

This small book of photographs includes a biography and information about his work. The photographs will appeal to anyone who has seen and appreciates his work, as many of them served as models for his art. I found it fascinating to see the differences and similarities between what he actually saw (as represented by the photographs) and what he drew. An excellent companion to something like Figures Decoratives or The Art Nouveau Style Book.