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February 09, 2019

Exquisite End Papers for the Clamshell Edition of Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism

 

A peek at the incredible process of master artist and craftsman Renato Crepaldi, as he creates hand marbled end papers for the clamshell edition of Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism. Renato is one of the most talented paper marbling artists on the planet, and we are thrilled with his custom design! 

Le Pater

Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism 

Clamshell Edition of 200

  • Alphonse Mucha's "Eye of Providence" archival cloth clamshell box
  • Alphonse Mucha's "Amen/Ainsi-soit-il" facsimile 
  • Signed and numbered vellum title page
  • Hand-marbled end papers by Renato Crepaldi 
  • Full vegan leather cover with foil stamping

Alphonse Mucha Le Pater Symbolist Masterpiece Special Edition End Paper Renato Crepaldi Century Guild

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Le Pater
Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism 

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February 06, 2019

Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece February Update (Video)

 

Twenty years of research. Two years of writing. From Albrecht Durer to the Invisible College, William Blake, the Exposition Universelle, and the Slav Epic; the printer's proof of Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism has arrived, and it is perfect! We are so excited to share this moment with you, please join author Thomas Negovan for a preview detailing the massive size and scope of the book!

 

 

Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism

AVAILABLE IN TWO DELUXE EDITIONS

Alphonse Mucha Le Pater Symbolist Masterpiece Lineage of Mysticism Thomas Negovan Century GuildAlphonse Mucha Le Pater Symbolist Masterpiece Special Edition Thomas NegovanCentury Guild

 DELIVERY SPRING 2019

Click here to visit the pre-order page for more information, and to reserve your book at the pre-order discount price!

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Infernal Creatures: A Collection of Rare Occult Artworks 1880-1970
July 20, 2018

Infernal Creatures: A Collection of Rare Occult Artworks 1880-1970

Presenting the fourth book in our 'Rare Artworks' series: INFERNAL CREATURES!

Century Guild Infernal Creatures Rare Occult Artworks New Book on Kickstarter

 

Cheeky devils, sensual witches, ghostly apparitions, and all manner of sinister and mystical creatures! Rare visions conjured by the hands of Gustav Klimt, Carlos Schwabe, Josef Fenneker, and more: over SEVENTY artworks from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives are collected in this softcover book featuring full-page, full-color images!

Century Guild Infernal Creatures Rare Occult Artworks 1880-1970 Book on Kickstarter

INFERNAL CREATURES: A Collection of Rare Occult Artworks 1883-1970

  • Limited edition softcover book
  • Perfect bound
  • 80+ pp, full color throughout 
  • All high-resolution, original source color corrected images

Century Guild Infernal Creatures Rare Occult Artworks 1880-1970 New Book on Kickstarter

 

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Carl Otto Czeschka: Rare Art Nouveau Illustrations 1895-1900
June 02, 2018

Carl Otto Czeschka: Rare Art Nouveau Illustrations 1895-1900

A new book collecting the rare, psychedelic, and fantastic illustrations of a hidden Art Nouveau master!

The bold lines and whiplash style of Carl Otto Czeschka are some of the most recognizable inspirations for the psychedelic rock poster movement of the Haight-Ashbury era. Czeschka is recognized by art historians as a pivotal presence in the development of art in the 20th century; he started his career at the beginning of the Art Nouveau movement in Austria and quickly became one of its most celebrated illustrators. By 1908, he had moved with his peers Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser into a style that heralded the coming of Art Deco. His designs are celebrated and presented in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Neue Galerie, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and virtually every major museum worldwide.

Carl Otto Czeschka Century Guild Art Nouveau Illustrations Book

While Czeschka's Modernist work (post-1908) for the Wiener Werkstatte is well-documented in books today, his earlier Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil, as it was called in Germany and Austria) line art is largely unavailable, except in period materials.

Make no mistake: this is not your traditional Art Nouveau: this beautiful art is dark, strange, beautiful, and macabre!

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