Czech Photographic Avant-Garde, 1918-1948

Czech Photographic Avant-Garde, 1918-1948 - The MIT Press

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Publisher's Synopsis

The first comprehensive survey of Czech avant-garde photography of the first half of the twentieth century.

Not until the fall of the communist regime in 1989 and the end of Czechoslovakia's cultural isolation did the world begin to appreciate the Czech avant-garde photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. This first survey of Czech avant-garde photography introduces the important work of František Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, Jindøich Štyrský, Josef Sudek, and numerous others whose work made Czech photography synonymous with visions of modernity. The essays introduce the period and explore the background and connections among the photographers. Biographical profiles are also included. But the book's main attraction is its outstanding collection of duotone and color images, many published here for the first time.

The Czech edition of this book received the "Best Photographic Publication of 1999-2000" award from Primavera Fotográfica in Barcelona and from Month of Photography in Bratislava and was one of six finalists for the 2001 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262025164
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 770.9437
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 1754g
Height: 280mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 26mm