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Theodor Pištěk Man and Machine

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Theodor Pištěk Man and Machine
Author: Theodor Pištěk, Petr Volf
Category:Books, Art
Language: English and Czech
Page count: 144
Binding: Hbk
ISBN: 978-80-7437-235-3
EAN: 9788074372353
Date: 2017
Issue number: 1.
Price: 25 EUR
Size: 21 x 23 cm
Anotation

This lavishly illustrated book is dedicated to the work of legendary Czech artist Theodor Pištěk, with a focus on his paintings, reliefs, and installations related to cars, engines, automotive components, and pieces thereof. The book includes several of his iconic paintings (Great Landscape, Ecce homo, Visiting the Harrachs), which have become classics of photorealism, as well as examples of fantastical objects (Head of the Medusa, Gemini) and original three-dimensional installations (the monumental Reliquary). In addition, the book includes much new information that presents Pištěk not only as an artist but also as a multifaceted athlete and sportsman, in particular as a talented racecar driver who even competed for the national team. Author Petr Volf also looks at Pištěk’s film-related work, whose highpoint is his Academy Award for the costume design for director Miloš Forman’s Amadeus, but which also includes screenwriting (for František Vláčil’s unfinished The Rally) and design (the demonic race car for director Juraj Herz’s Ferat Vampire).