|Category:||Books, Photography, Art|
|Language:||English, French, Swedish and Czech|
|Translation:||Derek Paton (English), Jean-Gaspard Palenicek (French), Carl Rüster (Swedish)|
|Size:||21 x 23 cm|
This publication presents well-known as well as previously unpublished works by four important representatives of modern Czechoslovak photography during the interwar period. While František Drtikol♙s inventive nudes and the constructivist, abstract, and surrealist photographs of Jaromír Funke have enjoyed international acclaim for many decades, the first large-scale foreign exhibitions of the pioneering abstract photographer Jaroslav Rössler were not held until after 2000, and Eugen Wiškovský’s distinctive interpretations of several different avant-garde tendencies are still awaiting their full appreciation.
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.