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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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  • 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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  • The work of Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) has a special position in post-war American and international architecture. It sits on the borderline between two distinct periods: the International style and postmodernism. It is so unique that it forbids any imitation or further elaboration. Khan found his unique style when he was nearly 50; in a period of nascent ...

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  • Karel Honzík (1900–1966) is one of the most prominent 20th century architects. He was a notable theorist of functionalist architecture, urbanist, interior designer, educator, and writer, who emphasised humanistic values of architecture and its relations to complex psychological aspects of life. He witnessed the rise of a distinctive Czech avant...

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    Karel Hlaváček (1874-1898) is well known as an impressive poet and one of the foremost representatives of symbolism and decadence in the circle around the magazine Moderní revue (Modern Revue). The art historian Otto M. Urban focuses mainly on Hlaváček’s own art and criticism, presenting its characteristic features and exceptionality and its position...

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  • The first short monograph on Eva Švankmajerová was published on the occasion of the retrospective of her paintings and graphic works Deník 1963-2005 (Diary 1963-2005) which took place at the Špála gallery in Prague. The book maps the unity of the author’s life and creation, the intersection of her literary and artistic works. In her oeuvre, a poem,...

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  • The thematically unique book of the internationally renowned representatives of the Vienna school of art history Ernst Kris (1900-1957) and Otto Kurz (1908-1975) was published in 1934. Already at that time, it took on the aim of discussing certain biographical clichés, themes and strategies which advance or encourage the so-called legend...

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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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  • 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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    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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  • A monograph by the painter and graphic artist Miloslav Moucha (1942) who narrates the story of his life in a biographical essay with an almost Hrabalesque bravura, covering his journey from Litvínov to Paris and from installation art to painting. In France, where he took residence after emigrating from Czechoslovakia in 1968, he soon...

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  • Agnes Martin (1912–2004) was an American painter associated with the 1960s art form known as minimal art. She developed her distinctive style in the 1950s in New York. It was based on the most elementary linear rhythms of recurring horizontals and geometrical structures, which she discovered even before the famous representatives...

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  • Since 1950s, Stanislav Kolíbal (1925) has been one of the most notable personalities on the Czech art scene. He was a leading figure in the group “UB 12”, which played an important role in the 1960s. His language is geometry, his predominant theme the relation of illusion and reality. Eventually his emphasis turned to the need for finding rules and order...

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  • Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), the most significant Swiss sculptor and painter living in Paris was influenced by neo-impressionism as well as cubism and surrealism, however, the most important part of his work is linked with suprematism. Giacometti’s primary concern was with preserving the infinity in space. His sculptures are often solitary objects that...

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  • Alfréd Kubin (1877-1959) was a painter, graphic artist, writer and creator of an original art style combining the ideas of symbolism and the morphology of expressionism. The book Rhythm and Construction was published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name, organized by the Egon Schiele Art Centre in Český Krumlov. It is the first monograph on...

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  • The book Drawings, Sculptures, Commentaries by Stanislav Kolíbal, published in conjunction with his large retrospective at the Egon Schiele Art Centre in Český Krumlov, is based on a principle unknown heretofore: the art is commented on by the artist himself. This interpretation method bridges the distance between the author and the reader, ...

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  • Karel Honzík (1900–1966) is one of the most prominent 20th century architects. He was a notable theorist of functionalist architecture, urbanist, interior designer, educator, and writer, who emphasised humanistic values of architecture and its relations to complex psychological aspects of life. He witnessed the rise of a distinctive Czech avant-garde...

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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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  • Architect and writer Aldo Rossi (1930–1999) belongs to the most significant postmodern architects. Since the very beginning, he was noted with a unique expression consisting in simple geometric shapes and rational solutions. He designed mostly schools, terraced houses, museums and galleries. This book unites his travel experiences and impressions...

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  • A monograph by the painter and graphic artist Miloslav Moucha (1942) who narrates the story of his life in a biographical essay with an almost Hrabalesque bravura, covering his journey from Litvínov to Paris and from installation art to painting. In France, where he took residence after emigrating from Czechoslovakia in 1968, he soon managed to...

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  • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture summarises highly unconventional thoughts on architecture of an American architect and theorist Robert Venturi (1925). He suggests that architects gradually lose respect as a result of insufficient development of their discipline and instead of raising the effectiveness of architecture through convincing...

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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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  • Painter and theorist Barnett Newman (1905–1970) had been long known as a curator and theorist only. He developed his individual artistic expression based on minimal geometric elements in an advanced age. He encountered an immediate incomprehension when working close with other New York artists associated predominantly with abstract expressionism...

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  • The first comprehensive monograph on the outstanding sculptor and painter in the figurative cubist tradition of Czech art. In more than 50 years, Miloslav Chlupáč (1920) has produce an admirable oeuvre. Besides hundreds of paintings and statues he created at least 40 large stone sculptures in the Czech Republic and abroad. He cooperated with...

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  • This monograph is devoted to the painter, writer, critic, editor and organiser of art life Miloš Jiránek and to proceeds from two foundations. The first involves long-term research, including the study of all available art works in state and private collections, and a detailed survey of numerous secondary and primary archive sources. This approach and the...

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  • The Czechoslovak presence at Expo 58 in Brussels and the lifestyle of the early 1960´s.    The Brussels World Fair Expo 58 and primarily the Czechoslovak presence at the event are legendary in the Czech cultural context. The utter success of the Czech representation is one of the stepping-stones in the post-war history...

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    Connoisseurs and scholars throughout the world regard Czech glass as a phenomenon of extraordinary importance that has had an impact on many fields of social science and technology. From an art-historical perspective, the development of Bohemian glassmaking from the late 17th century onwards illustrates and documents ...

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  • A selection of interviews by one of the most influential art historians, David Sylvester, focuses on five outstanding figures in American fine art of the second half of the 20th century. David Smith was one of the most important, pioneering American sculptors of the 20th century...

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  • A monograph on one of the most influential contemporary Czech artists František Skála (1956), a founding member of the group Tvrdohlaví (The Stubborn), member of the secret group B.K.S. (Bude Konec Světa; There will be the end of the world), knight commander of Řád zlaté berušky (Order of the gold ladybug), member of several ...

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  • Emil Filla (1882–1953) was a renaissance type of artist. He embodied a painter, graphic designer, sculptor, historian and art theorist, philosopher, poet and prose writer. His articles can be perceived as not only theoretical bases to his artwork but first and foremost belle-letters. This anthology contains Filla’s monographic portrayals of such figures...

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  • The monograph on Jan Jedlička (1944), an artist not well known in his home country (CZ)  but regularly holding exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries abroad, was published on the occasion of the great retrospective of the author at Centro Arte Moderne e Contemporanea in La Spezia, Italy. Jan Jedlička, a graduate of Čepelák’s graphic studio ...

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  • This monograph discusses the manifold and complex development of modern Czech art in a period marked by unusual intensity of artistic endeavour. Main artistic trends followed in quick succession: impressionism, symbolism, Decadence and expressionism, cubism and civilism. In the Czech lands, followers of these trends were mostly...

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    Connoisseurs and scholars throughout the world regard Czech glass as a phenomenon of extraordinary importance that has had an impact on many fields of social science and technology. From an art-historical perspective, the development of Bohemian glassmaking from the late 17th century onwards illustrates and documents the outstanding ability of the...

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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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