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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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    Painter and illustrator Milada Marešová (1901–1987) was one of the most interesting figures in the Czech interwar art scene. When Marešová was studying at the Academy of Fine art in Prague a unique project for a home cinema was developed in the atelier she was in. Between 1920 and 1921, using the laborious technique of painting on glass or plastic ...

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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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    Stanislav Podhrázský (1920–1999), like many other artists, was powerfully influenced by Surrealism in his youth and especially by Mikuláš Medek, but he soon embarked on his own highly individual and solitary creative path. This book focuses on Podhrázský’s work in painting, drawing, and sculpture and presents it in a context that in many respects links...

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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 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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    Although the art and films of Jan Švankmajer enjoy wide international recognition today, ranking him among the most original artists of the last decades, many aspects of his life and work have remained unexplored. Nor has any book yet tried to systematically and comprehensively mark out the path of the formation and development in the work of this...

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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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  • 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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    Petr Nikl (*1960) is an intermedia artist with roots in fine and applied arts. His work is as confident and compelling when expressed through the means of traditional fine art techniques as when it takes the forms of artist books, interactive projects, and performance-based improvised actions, theatre and music performances. His ability to freely combine...

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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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    This book represents the first ever comprehensive account of Gothic art in southwest Bohemia. The rich artistic culture in the region of the Úhlava and upper Otava river basin peaked around the turn of the sixteenth century in the work commissioned by Půta Švihovský of Rýzmberk and Zdeněk Lev of Rožmitál and in particular in the sculptural work...

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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.