Masterpieces of Art
Flame Tree 2014
Hardback 128pp Illustrated 230x205mm
9781783612680   Product Code: 17013
At the end of the 19th century, advertising and Art Nouveau joined forces in a new and vibrant art form - the poster. Created to promote everything from absinthe to bicycle chains, posters by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha have outlived the products they so vividly advertise. After an introduction to their origins and cultural context, this book presents 100 posters, many of them now, like Steinlen's Cabaret du Chat Noir, iconic images.