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  • The interest of the sculptor Zbyněk Sekal (1923–1998) in Japanese culture and society is well documented in his diary from his sojourn in Japan in January and February 1989. It was reciprocated by a spontaneous expression of admiration by the Japanese for Sekal’s...

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  • Publikace vychází u příležitosti 26. mezinárodního bienále grafického designu Brno 2014, které se koná v Moravské galerii v Brně.

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  • MCA architectural studio, the office of architects Miroslav Cikán and Pavla Melková, is a renowned Czech architectural studio. It is behind, for instance, the renovation of the functionalist monument Hus’s House (Husův sbor), originally by architect Pavel Janák, the revitalisation of the Bastion at the Wayside Shrine (Bastion u Božích muk) in Prague-Karlov.

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  • The book of the world known scholar on Cézanne's work, Pavel Machotka, throws a new light on the momentous work of Paul Cézanne. He is often viewed merely from his place in history – as a forerunner of the Cubists, or more simply as the father of modern art. Seldom is he seen as a painter who painted in his own time, in a particular place, and with his...

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  • Ladislav Žák (1900–1973) was engaged in the practical and theoretical examination of the issue of housing and furniture design and later also addressed the in his day urgent task of creating a minimal flat for the poorer social strata. In the 1930s he designed a group of remarkable functionalist family homes at Baba in Prague, where, in different...

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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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  • A Moravian photographer, Vojta Dukát (b. 1947), went into exile in the Netherlands after Czechoslovakia was occupied by the Soviet Army in August 1968. He then wandered the world and excelled in humanist photography. He continues to try and be a professional amateur, true to the Lubitel camera. He does not work systematically. He haunts places where he...

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  • The Liberec Collective of Engineers and Architects (SIAL) are recorded in the history of 20th century Czech architecture with a chapter of importance equal to the works of Jana Kotera or the Czech Cubists and Functionalists.The collective was founded by Karel Hubacek, the author of the famous Jested Tower, together with Miroslav Masak and Otakar Binar, in...

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  • To improve the state of the landscape, understandably more than just little things need to be done. However, I believe that little things can give rise to big ones. In this work I tried to ‘top up the supply chamber’ of simple possibilities – open, repeatable, inspirational, inexpensive. Such things for instance as an alley. Options for the ‘helpless’,...

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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 Ethical Function of Architecture by the American philosopher Karsten Harries (1937) is one of the most important writings in architectural theory to emerge around the turn of the millennium (1st ed. 1998). In it Harries looks for an answer to whether and how architecture can help us to determine our place in the world today. He argues that structures...

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    Emil Přikryl (1945), one of the purest Czech architects and university teachers, is significant in the history of contemporary Czech architecture for both his art work and his moral approach. In 2009 he was awarded the Honor of the Czech Chamber of Architects. The full-color monograph of Emil Přikryl and His School (published on the occassion of the...

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    In the words of successful Czech architect Ivan Kolecek (1943) – who has since 1969 lived and worked in Lausanne, a Swiss town on the bank of Geneva lake, where he founded his architectonic studio – architecture can be experienced by anyone, not only by mere looking but also by feeling its spatial organisation, perceiving its light, atmosphere and...

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  • The Liberec Collective of Engineers and Architects (SIAL) are recorded in the history of 20th century Czech architecture with a chapter of importance equal to the works of Jana Kotera or the Czech Cubists and Functionalists.The collective was founded by Karel Hubacek, the author of the famous Jested Tower, together with Miroslav Masak and Otakar Binar, in...

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  • Jan Ságl, born in Humpolec, Bohemia, in 1942, is a pioneer of color photography in the Czech Republic. Photographing in color since 1979, even back then he demonstrated the legitimacy of this medium, going against the majority view of the unique artistic possibilities of black-and-white photography. The public is most familiar with his landscapes: land...

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  • The autobiography was published as a part of an international project concerned about Josef Hoffmann and Dusan Jurkovic works. The book is available in german-english and german-czech version.

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  • The autobiography was published as a part of an international project concerned about Josef Hoffmann and Dusan Jurkovic works. The book is available in german-english and german-czech version.

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  • A group exhibition of four painters born around 1970, who in their creations accent exaggeration, irony and a poignant sense of work with kitsch which curiously hides personal depravity, as well as the dark depths of fear from the unknown.

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  • In the course of almost thirty years, the photographer Ivan Pinkava (b. 1961) has created his own distinctive visual language, which can reasonably be identified with his own way of thinking about the world. The figures and still lifes in his works intertwine. They are a modern mirroring of deeper thought processes following on from the language of...

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  • The book presents a collection of selected writings by top Czech architect and art theorist Pavel Janák (1882–1956), who became famous for his extensive cultural activity that encompassed designing Cubist buildings, unique porcelain and furniture, distinctive structures done in the National Style, an outstanding example of which is the crematorium in...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin (born 1939 in Brooklyn) has been one of the most outstanding representatives in the world of photography since the end of the 1970s. His stylized black and white images are included in all major photography collections around the world. Witkin focuses mainly on still-life and portraiture. His work presents a...

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  • The remains of Bohuslav Martinů were interred in his native land next to his wife Charlotta twenty years after his death. To that time they had been located in Switzerland, where the famous composer had died on 28 August 1959, and where he was buried on the land of his friend the composer Paul Sacher. During the Cold War the idea of bringing...

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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    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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  • 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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  • To improve the state of the landscape, understandably more than just little things need to be done. However, I believe that little things can give rise to big ones. In this work I tried to ‘top up the supply chamber’ of simple possibilities – open, repeatable, inspirational, inexpensive. Such things for instance as an alley. Options for the ‘helpless’,...

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  • The book, prepared by Otto M. Urban, Jarka Vrbová and Tomáš Vrba, is composed of three sections: an essay about the Norwegian painter as an eminent figure in the 20th century culture; excerpts from his fascinating illustrated diaries (the first collection of this extent published outside Norway) and an essay on Munch’s influence on...

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  • Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956) was a major figure on the international art scene. His artworks are associated with the New York School, belonging to the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock completely changed the course of history by splashing a bucket of paint right into the face of the general public. He discovered the technique of action ...

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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.