This book on the photographic collection of the Moravian Gallery in Brno contains a cross-section of the best that two generations of curators have succeeded in putting together over the past fifty years. It takes the reader on a tour through the small universe of the collection, with examples of photographs covering nearly the entire history of the medium's existence, and with texts that familiarize the reader with the reasons for and circumstances of its founding.
Through more than 500 reproductions, the book captures the history of photography from 1841 to 2005.
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.