This book presents a unique collection of color photographs of Zívr's sculptures from public and private collections, including his unpreserved works. The book's chapters on his vari ous creative periods are brought to life with numerous quotes from his previously unpublished diaries. Another important element is an annotated catalogue of Zívr's sculptural oeuvre.
The first large-scale monograph on this internationally renowned photographer.
Jaromír Funke (1896-1945) was a innovator of modern photography, just like Jaroslav Rössler, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Aleksander Rodchenko, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston, to name but a few. Like them, Funke set out (in 1922) on the road towards abstraction, which would eventually lead him to his own particular “ism” – photogenism.
Funke also responded to Cubism and created exemplary works of the New Objectivity and Constructivism, but he stood closest to Bauhaus. During the 1920s, he was one of the first to adopt irrational approaches such as Poetism and Surrealism. In the second half of the 1930s, Funke established his “emotional photography” on the basis of Breton’s notion of the magic encounter. He was a typical universally educated intellectual of his era.
The book was prepared in cooperation with Jaromír Funke’s daughter Miloslava Rupešová.
KANT Publishers produces art publications, monographs, on the visual arts with a special emphasis on Czech photography, exhibition catalogues, and art postcards
Czech Photography of the 20th Century, published simultaneously in Czech and English versions, is the first book to present the main trends, figures, and works of Czech photography from the beginning to the end of the last century to such a large extent. Its 517 plates include not only the most important, well-known photographs and photomontages, but also works that have long been forgotten or are published for the first time. The book is arranged in seventeen chapters, supplemented with chronologies of the most important events in twentieth-century Czech photography and history.