Informace

Specials

  • 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...

    169 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • 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...

    399 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • 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...

    330 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • 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...

    530 Kč
    In Stock
  • 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...

    290 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • 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...

    50 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    850 Kč 1 889 Kč -55%

    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...

    850 Kč 1 889 Kč -55%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • 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...

    1 000 Kč
    In Stock
  • 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...

    590 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    300 Kč 1 200 Kč -75%

    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...

    300 Kč 1 200 Kč -75%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    850 Kč 1 545 Kč -45%

    850 Kč 1 545 Kč -45%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    349 Kč 1 396 Kč -75%

    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...

    349 Kč 1 396 Kč -75%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    300 Kč 1 000 Kč -70%

    300 Kč 1 000 Kč -70%
    Reduced price!
    In Stock
  • Quick view
    100 Kč 400 Kč -75%

    100 Kč 400 Kč -75%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • 700 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    300 Kč 667 Kč -55%

    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...

    300 Kč 667 Kč -55%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • 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 ...

    195 Kč
    In Stock
  • The Swiss artist Adolf 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 ...

    690 Kč
    In Stock
  • 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 ...

    580 Kč
    In Stock
  • Quick view
    200 Kč 500 Kč -60%

    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 ...

    200 Kč 500 Kč -60%
    Reduced price!
    In Stock
  • 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 ...

    530 Kč
    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    300 Kč 600 Kč -50%

    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...

    300 Kč 600 Kč -50%
    Reduced price!
    In Stock
  • Quick view
    349 Kč 1 396 Kč -75%

    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...

    349 Kč 1 396 Kč -75%
    Reduced price!
    In Stock
  • Quick view
    390 Kč 600 Kč -35%

    The motive behind this publication was the question of whether and how Czech art of the first third of the 20th century reflected the impulses of Italian Futurism. The idea of capturing, evoking, and presenting movement evolved in several different directions in Czech art. One preserved the traditional art form and aspired towards a symbolic abstract form...

    390 Kč 600 Kč -35%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • Quick view
    500 Kč 1 429 Kč -65%

    While much is generally now known about the Czech art scene in the interwar years and klasická modernism at the very least is a thoroughly researched area, the art of ‘Czech Germans’ during this period remains overlooked. The exhibition ‘Young Lions in a Cage: The Art Groups of German-Speaking Artists in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the Interwar...

    500 Kč 1 429 Kč -65%
    Add to cart
    Reduced price!
    Out of stock
  • About thirty years ago, L'ubo Stacho started visiting Obchodná in Bratislava to photograph shop windows. It was just for the sake of doing it, and he had no specific plan. This book is more than photographs of shop windows in one street in Bratislava. It's also historic or sociological study. 

    1 070 Kč
    In Stock

Follow us on Facebook

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.