Art Nouveau

I just bought this book on Art Nouveau.  This turn-of-the-century style is marked by its bold, organic, flowing lines and intricate ornamentation, and has had a strong influence on modern graphic design.  The stems of flowers and vines are prominent - in fact, Art Nouveau has even been called "stem style." The work of Alfons Mucha, with its radiant, neoclassical women with flowing robes and hair that almost resembles celtic knotwork, is quintessential Art Nouveau.