By AN Hodge
This beautifully illustrated full-colour hardback is a guide to the life and work of Gustav Klimt. Klimt is one of the most influential artists of the Art Nouveau movement, first achieving fame as a decorative painter before turning to portraiture and erotic art. The decorative style persisted in his work leading to abstract portraits with flattened, glowing surfaces embellished with gold and silver leaf. The book serves as a perfect introduction to Klimt's work, showcasing a selection of his paintings alongside fascinating biographical detail.