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  • The re-edition of an original Czech comic book (first edition dates back to 1987) by the popular sculptor, painter, musician and illustrator František Skála (1956) captures the story of two inseparable friends: Hair, who can concentrate so deep that his hair grows at an immense speed and Chin, who starts to vanish in the blazing sun. This comic book could...

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  • The book has been awarded Magnesia Litera Prize in the category The Book for Children and Youth. Alzbeta Skalova draws upon the tradition of the famous school of Czech illustrators, developing it further and re-establishing its meaning, she does not pander to the reader, but stimulates the imagination...

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  • Delirious New York sent Koolhaas to the front lines of world fame and made him one of the key figures of contemporary architecture. When the book was first published in the 70’s, nobody was concerned about the existence of expressible relations between architecture and society. Koolhaas perceives metropolitan lifestyle in the 20th century as a fluctuating...

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  • In his time, Václav Radimský (1867–1946) was one of the distinctive and interesting personalities associated with Czech and French landscape painting. He was the first Czech painter in France influenced by Impressionism and he was the first who introduced this movement to the Czech milieu. We can divide Radimský’s artwork into two thematic and...

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  • Oldřich Škácha (1941) did not just photograph Václav Havel during his presidential term (as many others did), but was already doing so in the early 1970s, within the nascent circles of dissent, and then again when the president became ‘ordinary citizen Havel’. Škácha was never the official presidential photographer, so in his shots we see Václav Havel ...

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  • In 1993 František Skála (1956) was nominated to represent the Czech Republic at the 45th Venice Biennale. He decided to walk all the way to Italy and in Czech pavilion exhibited paintings and fragile objects created from the items he found during his more than 500 miles long pilgrimage. This concept united several themes. During the 25 days of his journey...

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  • A versatile Czech artist František Skála (1956) in his new comic book depicts in a unique form of 322 photographs adventurous wandering of an easy-going fellow Cecil, who on one summer morning decides to visit his friend – anchoress Lída. He has no idea that he would not return before the land is covered with snow, enriched with experiences ...

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  • In association with the West-Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen    An innovative full-colour pictorial book from the authors Hana Klínková, Marie Rakušanová and Ivana Jonaková provides for the first time well-balanced information about two exceptional artists and their work related to the...

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  • Hans Prinzhorn (1886 – 1933), a German psychiatrist, musician, philosopher, and art historian, was born in Henrer in Westphalia. He studied art history and philosophy at Vienna University, where he obtained his doctorate in 1908. Shortly thereafter he moved to England and became a professional singer. He then studied medicine and psychiatry and ...

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  • The Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar (1897–1976) was the creator of a number of iconic works from the area of product and graphic design. His remarkable paintings are not well-known and this book, which comes out on the occasion of an exhibition, makes a survey of Sutnar’s American paintings of the 1960s and 1970s for the first time. In addition to...

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  • The Swiss artist Adopf Wölfli (1864–1930) was a lifelong outsider, an orphan, a rascal and a laborer who, during his thirty years’ internment in an insane asylum transformed the misery in his life into a gigantic synthetic work amounting to 25,000 pages of text, drawings, collages and musical and numerical records. Today he is considered as the ...

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  • Czech architect Pavel Janák (1882–1956) was a part of the Cubist and Functionalist movements, did work in urban development and planning, and created some important restorations of monuments. He was also a designer (he was involved in the founding of Artěl, Prague Artisan Workshops, and the Czech Werkbund), a photographer, a teacher at the Academy of...

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  • The catalogue for the exhibition The Silent Strength of Liu Xia featuring the work of this banned Chinese poet and photographer contains, aside from the artist’s photographs, texts by exhibition curator Guy Sorman, a reminiscence about Václav Havel, who helped Liu Xia’s husband Liu Xiaobo receive the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize...

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  • At the beginning of the third millennium Czech comics have gained a new lease on life. The present generation of authors follows world events, reacts to the latest trends and almost for the first time in a local context it is genuinely free to create, not bound by the restrictive limitations of censorship and cultural and social rejection. As Czech comics...

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  • After many years of relative obscurity, this illustrated monograph by Helena Diesingová and Tomáš Prokůpek finally pays due respect to the king of the Czech comic genre Kája Saudek. Saudek was, however, not only an author of daring comic books but also a skilled commercial graphic designer and artistic maverick moving successfully between film...

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  • There are few practising Czech artists who have the need or the ability to express their ideas and opinions on architecture in essays let alone books. Theoretical explorations of aspects of the work of architecture are left to ‘critics’ or, preferably, theorists of architecture. This division of labour has not always and ever been automatic. Aalt’s claim...

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  • An extended, generously illustrated monograph containing almost 600 reproductions released on the occasion of the exhibition in City Gallery Prague represents the first and complex introduction to the EXPO 58 phenomenon focusing on the atmosphere of the first post-war World Fair in Brussels, where the Czechoslovak pavilion achieved legendary success, as...

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  • The richly illustrated monograph tells the story of modern furniture produced from the first half of the 19th century — the Biedermeier period — to the late 20th century. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the modern history of furniture in the Czech lands against the backdrop of significant developments in the field worldwide, including...

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    The monograph Decadence: In Morbid Colours, published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name held at the Municipal House, presents for the first time – even in Europe – the specific part of the art scene at the turn of the century influenced by the idea of decadence. Authors covered include: Max Pirner, Hanuš Schwaiger, Beneš Knüpfer...

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  • Art detects reality, creates reality, uncovers reality, the world we live in, and we who live. Art, in its purposes and intentions as well as its themes is nothing other than the everyday, frightful, and glorious drama of man and reality: the drama of an enigma confronted with a miracle. If modern art is not capable of this, it is pointless. ...

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  • Josef Sudek (1896–1976), the most important and most famous of Czech photographers, made his best work when middle-aged, having decided to ignore the rules of modern trends. 

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  • Foltýn’s oeuvre can be viewed as an encyclopedia of European modern art; it comprises chapters influenced by expressionism, cubism, surrealism, chapters dedicated to abstract art or descriptive realism.

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The bookstore K-A-V-K-A focuses on the presentation and sale of art books. In addition to the production of well-known publishing houses it offers titles published by art galleries and cultural institutions in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, organizes presentations, book launches and book signings, and exhibitions of illustrations, prints and photographs.

The bookstore K-A-V-K-A focuses on the presentation and sale of art books. In addition to the production of well-known publishing houses it offers titles published by art galleries and cultural institutions in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, organizes presentations, book launches and book signings, and exhibitions of illustrations, prints and photographs.