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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 post-war rise of op-art, monochrome painting and conceptual art, Francis Bacon (1909–1992), aged 35, chooses to return to the traditional techniques, figures and action. He created a monumental work, unique in the context of the second half of the 20th century. De arte series presents the translation of Bacon’s interviews with a famous...

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  • French painter Georges Braque (1882–1963) is, together with Picasso, considered to be the founder and the most prominent representative of cubism. He had long lived in the shadow of Picasso’s fame, one of the causes being his restrained nature which did not allow him to participate in the life of artistic circles. It was only after World War II that he...

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  • Georges Rouault (1871–1958) was not only an outstanding artist but also a great man of letters. His literary reflections give insight to his art which represents a special phenomenon within the French context. Rouault favoured the kind of expressionism typical of Scandinavian or German sensitivity; moreover, he was a deep believer which made him rather...

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  • Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was the leader of Fauvism who used bright splashes of colour and their rhythm to construct shape and space. Later, in addition to the colour, he started to gradually employ the line. He was the master of colour and painting abbreviation. He was not fond of theorising, however, under the pressure of circumstances he was forced to...

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  • A sauce can accommodate a smelly fish just as an excessive décor can accommodate kitsch. A work of art strives for concentration. Works of art should inspire awe in us. Edouard Jeanneret also known as Le Corbusier, 1925...

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  • Architecture expresses how man protects himself from the external world and how he controls it. It is a mental act translated into space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1928...

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  • Max Beckmann (1884-1950) can be classed as an expressionist; his initiatory influences were William Blake and Edgar Munch, however, he never belonged to any particular group or school. He approached his subjects with an enormous tension. No aspects of the real world or the imagined were foreign to him. He painted ancient battles and love scenes ...

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  • Nicolas Poussin’s (1594-1665) work represents one of the pinnacles of world art; like his contemporaries, the philosopher Descartes and the dramatist Corneille, he left his mark on the whole era affected by the Thirty Years’ War. He spent most of his life in Rome surrounded by ancient culture, where he painted pictures of Arcadian clarity; harmonious ...

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  • Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is one of the key figures in European art. Together with Gaugin, van Gogh and Seurat he belonged to the generation of Post-Impressionist painters who ushered in the principal movements in the 20th century French art. The painting ceases to represent reality in its atmospheric and colour transformations and volatile natural moods...

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  • Paul Klee (1879-1940) belonged to the first and most original artistic generation of the 20th century, that of fauvists, cubists, expressionists and early exponents of abstract art. He neither established an art movement nor did he belong to any. He was an independent artist whose value was equivalent to that of the founders of modern..

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  • Philip Johnson (1906-2005) was one of the pre-eminent figures in the 20th century American culture. He made his name as an architect, although considering himself more of a writer and historian. As an architect he was for many years connected with Mies van der Rohe. Among the results of their collaboration were Johnson’s own residence in New Canaan...

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  • Actually, I wanted to add one more thing about Cézanne: no one has ever demonstrated in the way he did to what extent painting takes place amongst colours, how we should leave it to them to arrange their relations. The mutual contact of colours: that’s what painting is all about...

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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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  • Despite of the gap of almost 200 years Ladislav Sýkora (1964) and Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868) are connected by shared fundamental principles influencing their artistic personalities. Both had been impressed by religious ceremonies since their childhood, especially by Easter and Advent celebrations. Both artists lived, of course, in a totally different...

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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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  • Rudolf Dzurko was born in 1941 in Pavlovice, Eastern Slovakia. In 1945 his family relocated to Northern Bohemia. There he worked as a bricklayer, boiler man and a workman in glassworks where he began to experiment with glass detritus. He invented and still continues to improve a technique for sticking glass onto a glass plate and he creates embossed...

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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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  • 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...

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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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  • In her original way, Vlasta Prachatická (1929) has managed to breathe new life into the tradition of Czech plastic art, with which she got acquainted in Španiel’s sculpture and medal art studio. While searching for her own style, she was influenced by a circle of artists and friends around V. Bartovský as well as Italian neo-realism (M. Marini). ...

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  • Eva Kmentová (1928-1980) was one of the greatest personalities on the Czech postwar art scene. Like her husband Olbram Zoubek, she was a member of the legendary group Trasa. Under communism she was not allowed to exhibit and her only larger monograph came out as samizdat. The author of the monograph published on the occasion of a great retrospective in...

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  • Ladislav Žák focused on practical and theoretical issues of housing, furniture design and later on the solution of then particularly topical task of minimal apartment for lower social class. In the 30’s, he designed a group of remarkable functionalist family houses in Prague district Baba, with a varying scheme of connected open common rooms  and ...

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