|Author:||Ján Stempel, Kateřina Koňata Dolejšová, Daniel Brachtl, Jan Jakub Tesař|
|Category:||Books, Architecture, Art|
|Language:||English and Czech|
|Translation:||Stephan von Pohl|
|Size:||24 x 28 cm|
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In Skici – Sketches, fifty Czech architects reveal the most personal aspects of their work – their first ideas in the form of sketches, reproduced with references to the buildings for which they were made. In addition, all the contributing architects have written short texts explaining what the act of sketching means to them.
The diversity of the drawings and the book’s professional graphic design offer a unique documentary witness to the state of Czech architecture while also revealing the human side of the architectural profession. The book is intended not just for architects, but for all “cultured” people.
Inside, you will find the names of not only famous Czech architects such as Mirko Baum, Jan Bočan, Eva Jiřičná, Jan Kaplický, Ladislav Lábus, Josef Pleskot, Martin Rajniš, Vladimír Sitta, Alena Šrámková, David Vávra and Zdeněk Zavřel, but also many others.
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.