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Czech Photographic Avant-Garde, 1918-1948 : The MIT Press - Vladimir Birgus

Czech Photographic Avant-Garde, 1918-1948

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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 Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Jaroslav R”ssler, Jindoich Styrsky, 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 Fotogr fica in Barcelona and from Month of Photography in Bratislava and was one of six finalists for the 2001 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.Not for sale in the Czech Republic

Industry Reviews

This remarkable collection will repay hours of study and belongs in the library of anyone who seriously studies modern photography.

-Choice Magazine
...a stunning book whose images abduct the reader into a world most of us only see in dreams.

-Evan Rail, The Prague Post * Reviews *
A wonderful collection of images that will be unfamiliar to most readers. Highly recommended.

-Christian Perring, Ph.D., Metapsychology * Reviews *
An unbelievable collection from some of the best relatively unknown photographers of the early avant-garde.

-Taylor Holland, The Austin Chronicle * Reviews *
Now translated into English, this important book...expands our knowledge of the history of photography of this critical period.

-B&W Magazine * Reviews *
..one cannot but be startled by the depth and importance of the Czech tradition.

-Mark Pohlad, History of Photography * Reviews *
The scholarship of the six contributors is formidable and will not soon be superseded.

-Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune * Reviews *
...this book reveals the body of work that paved the way for later Czech photographers.

-Mark Wojahn, Rain Taxi Review of Books * Reviews *
This remarkable collection will repay hours of study and belongs in the library of anyone who seriously studies modern photography.

-Choice Magazine * Reviews *

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Czech Avant-Garde Art and the Worldp. 13
From Pictorialism to the Avant-Gardep. 35
Optical Words (Picture Poems and Poetism)p. 56
Abstract and Nofigurative Tendenciesp. 73
New Photographyp. 101
Avant-Garde Photography and Advertisingp. 159
Socio-Critical Photography of the 1930sp. 175
Hidden Sources (Photographs, Collages, and Surrealism)p. 191
Surrealist Photographyp. 217
Avant-Garde Photography and the Bookp. 263
Photography in the Czech Avant-Garde Theaterp. 273
Chronology of Czech Art 1918-1948p. 281
Chronology of Czech Photography 1918-1948p. 285
Biographiesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780262025164
ISBN-10: 0262025167
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 21st June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 23.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.77