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  • Jan Langhans (1851–1928) is now, once again, among the best known figures in Czech photography. His studios in Prague and elsewhere in Bohemia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were famous for the outstanding visual and technical quality of their work. This book presents many photographs from the key part of this portraiture...

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  • The work of the legendary late photographer and samizdat publisher Bohumil “Bob” Krčil (1952–1992) is little known in his native country. In 1969 he left Czechoslovakia and for the next 23 years traveled through much of Europe and Asia, taking his camera with him. He eventually settled in Manhattan. His documentary-portrait series provide a distinctive...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dagmar Hochová (1926) takes black and white photographs, using natural light, never arranging her objects. Her photographs have the quality of snapshots as they are usually taken at the moment when the photographer has become so close with the photographed person that she is no longer perceived as a photographer. Hochová does not stage scenes and ...

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  • Dagmar Hochová’s (1926) book 1520 (1520 mm is the rail gauge in Russia) about the Russian railways came out in 1960. In this account of travelling in the Soviet Union she takes notice of a non-European dimension of life in the faces of her fellow passengers. She is not looking for a journalistic sensation or an ironic caricature; the traditional ...

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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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  • 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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  • A Czech-English catalogue published to coincide with Kingdoms, a retrospective exhibition at the Prague Stone Bell House by one of the most prominent Czech artists, Veronika Bromová (1962). The artist uses digitally manipulated colour photographs as her visual media. The opening textual part of the catalogue includes four theoretical texts and documents...

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  • The extensive work about Prague’s street art scene. The book depicts over 900 spray paintings, stickers, and 3D installations captured in the streets of Prague since the beginning of the 21st century. This unique document about street art is the first Czech language publication of its kind that systematically maps a particular place – Prague ...

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    Jan Pištěk (1961) emerged at the Czech artistic scene together with the so-called generation of the 1980s. Symbolic references to archaic cultures started to appear in his work as soon as the unofficial exhibitions of the new Czech painting started. Unlike his contemporaries, his paintings have been quieter and more contemplative. Also versatile...

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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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  • Over the past two decades Tomas Cisarovsky (1962) has made some remarkable achievements in the visual arts. Nowadays he ranks among the most prominent Czech painters, presenting his works in art galleries both in the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as being included in prestigious public and private collections. He has always focused on traditional ...

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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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  • Magdalena Abakanowicz (*1930) is one of the most outstanding personalities of European fine art of the 20th century; her sculptural work have acquired the same importance as the work of Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Rachel Whiteread. Western art has been enriched by her introduction of the use of monumental headless figures which express the feelings ...

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    The publication Živly / Elements offers a cross-section of the work of Jan Pištěk (1961) for the last four years. The painter is a member of the generation that entered the art scene in the mid-eighties and his work has been characterized by a variety of approaches.

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    Jakub Špaňhel is one of the outstanding representatives of contemporary Czech painting. Soon after graduation he confirmed his reputation as an extraordinary talent, which was on display during his studies at the academy in Prague, at several solo exhibitions...

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  • Alena Nádvorníková (1942) is an art historian and a member of the Surrealist Group in Czechoslovakia. The area of her activities is incredibly wide – she focuses on theory and criticism, for the Czech audience she introduced the phenomenon of art brut, she has been a curator of many exhibitions, an author of several poetry collections, an editor of books...

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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 most famous set of photographs by the Czech photographer Zdeněk Tmej (1920–2004), Totaleinsatz, was made in 1942–44, when Tmej was in Breslau, Prussia (since the end of the W. W. II, Wrocław, Poland), where he and other other men and women of his generation were ordered to go and do forced labour for Nazi Germany. 

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  • Václav Chochola (1923–2005) is an exceptional figure in Czech photography, moving back and forth between art photography, documentary, and straightforward reporting. He has lived in direct contact with cultural events, and has found many of his motifs in the city, particularly on the outskirts of Prague, where he was born.

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  • Peter Župník was born in Levoča, Slovakia, on 14 August 1961. From 1976 to 1980 he trained as a commercial photographer at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Košice, Slovakia. He continued his training as a photographer at FAMU, Prague, graduating in 1986, and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1987. 

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  • Vladimír Jindřich Bufka (1887–1916) was one of the most distinctive early twentieth-century art photographers in Prague and indeed all Austria-Hungary. He stood out with his exceptional gift for language, interest in science, and efforts to make art photographs. He began as an amateur. 

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  • Karel Cudlín (b. 1960) specializes in the documentary photograph. A graduate of FAMU (the School of Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), Cudlín has worked for a number of leading Czech magazines and newspapers (including Mladý svět, Lidové noviny, and Prostor). 

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  • The Czech-born Eva Fuka (b. 1927) was oriented towards the arts early on by the work of her mother, a writer, and her father, a painter. After the Second World War Fuka continued the ideas of the Avant-garde, which had been driven underground by the Nazi and Communist regimes. 

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  • A native of Prague, Jan Reich (b. 1942) is carrying on the photographic tradition linked, in the Czech milieu, particularly with the name Josef Sudek. At first Reich devoted himself to the still life, the portrait, and documentary photography, including a series of portraits of circus performers and a series from the streets of Paris. 

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  • Apart from being a co-owner of the tannery in the town of Krucemburk in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands, Josef Binko (1879–1960) is an extraordinary figure in the history of photography in the Bohemian Lands. 

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  • Stano was born in Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia, on 24 March 1960. He attended a secondary school of applied arts in Bratislava in 1975–79, and then the School of Film, Photography, and Television (FAMU), Prague, in 1980–86.

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