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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • A classic of Czech photography and a member of Magnum Photos, Josef Koudelka (b. 1938) is among the most important humanist photographers in the world.

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  • A native of the coal and steel town of Ostrava, Moravia, Viktor Kolář (born in 1941) has been taking photographs of his hometown ever since he was a boy. A brief period as an émigré in Canada (1968–73) resulted in another group of photographs. 

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  • Remains presents the Czech photographer Ivan Pinkava (b. 1961) in the full range of his oeuvre, with an emphasis on his latest works. Pinkava's photographs make merciless reference to the state of the human spirit in Western culture...

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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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  • This book examines the broad phenomenon of sculpture in the public space (also referred to as monumental art) in Czechoslovakia during the Normalisation period. This subject encompasses not just isolated monuments and memorials the public space but also sculptural and relief ornamentation on architectural works – governmental buildings, schools...

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  • The snapshot – a spontaneous capturing of a banal moment, minimally directed and with little regard for artistic or journalistic convention, full of red-eyes, severed heads, leaky shutters and drugstore hyper-saturation – forms a fundamental part of the photographic production throughout the 20th Century and today proliferates globally....

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  • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951) was one of the pre-eminent personalities of the first half of the 20th century. He was not only a world famous music composer, but also a brilliant theoretician, essayist and an interesting painter. The core of the book is a selection of essays and lectures that the author arranged in the collection Style and Idea, considered...

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  • Together with Július Koller (1939-2007) and Alexander Mlynárčik (1934), Stanislav Filko (1937) belongs to the founders of conceptual art in Slovakia. A break with the idea of a “hanging picture” meant expressing thoughts and images of the world in the form of a text, photography or an installation. Filko was a key figure in the Bratislava art circles of...

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    Decadence is a hot topic in contemporary culture, or better said, it has recently re-gained importance. The apocalyptic feeling of decline and crisis in our civilisation has stimulated an increased interest in the dark side of the human soul and the world itself. Since the 1970s we have seen continuing attempts in contemporary art to work with ...

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  • Gabriel von Max (1840 Prague – 1915 Munich), a painter of Czech origin, is one of the most significant representatives of the painting school in Munich from the late 19th century. He was born in the family of Josef Calasanzy Max who, together with his brother Emanuel, was an important sculptor in Prague. Max studied painting at the academies in Prague...

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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.