David Hanvald (born 1980 in Liberec) is one of the most sought-after Czech artists of his generation. In his paintings, he reevaluates and works with the ideas, impulses, and work of 20th-century modern artists. The result is a distinctive and colorful synthesis of modernist avant-garde approaches with contemporary post-conceptual tendencies that breaks down the usual way we perceive the painted image. This monograph of Hanvald’s works from recent years provides evidence that the medium of painting has retained its currency, while also offering readers a sense of delight from creative artistic work.
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.