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The Fashion House of Arnoštka Roubíčková 1919-1943) From its establishment in 1909, the fashion house operated by Arnoštka Roubíčková was one of the most prominent dress-making salons in Prague. It was at the height of its fame in the 1920s, in the period of the Art Deco style, but maintained its high standards and excellent reputation until its closure during the Nazi occupation. The study authored by art historian Eva Uchalová is based on material obtained from Czech archives, period press and personal recollections of a contemporary witnesses. The book is accompanied by rich visual documentation of the salon’s output in the form of photographs of garments and dress sketches and drawings, published in magazines of the time, as well as selected outfits preserved the UPM’s clothing and fashion collection. The second part of the book comprises the reminiscences of Helena Mautnerová, the older daughter of Arnoštka Roubíčková, published by her children Nelly Urbach and Willy Mautner in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Even though her memories were recorded long after the events of Helena’s dramatic life, they provide a lively account of life in multicultural Prague at the time of its greatest social and cultural prosperity, the expansion of the fashion house, and the life and work of the Czech émigré in the United States. The combination of the two parts of this book offers readers a unique glimpse into the life of this Prague Jewish family and a deeper insight into the history of Prague’s high-end fashion production.
Antonín Kybal) This is the first comprehensive monograph on Antonín Kybal (1901–1971), a distinguished personality of Czech textile design and production of the 20th century. The main text authored by Lucie Vlčková deals with Kybal’s professional pursuits in the perspective of art and design of his day, and in the context of his personal life. In fourteen thematic chapters, the author discusses the individual stages of his career, from his artistic beginnings as painter, via his shift towards textile design and the establishment of his own studio and workshops, to the circumstances of Kybal’s adaptation to the post-war situation and his re-emergence as an innovative textile designer. An independent section, written by Markéta Vinglerová, is devoted to Antonín Kybal as a teacher and educator at the Academy of Applied Arts and the so-called Kybal School. The book’s accompanying illustrations present what are mostly yet-unpublished works, preserved in private collections and state institutions (Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Olomouc Museum of Art, and other holdings), which are complemented by valuable visual records of interiors and wares of his times, as well as personal photographs.
Design in the Czech Lands 1900–2000. Institutions of Modern Design) The publication is the very first systematic evaluation of this sphere in the history of Czech modern art. The book traces design in the Czech lands in a broad perspective, encompassing interior design, functional wares, industrial and graphic design, fashion and textile design, jewellery, industrial photography and the new materials of the 20th century. The twenty thematic chapters clearly demonstrate how the forms of utilitarian objects and luxury designer products were designed, and the ways life-style and living space transformed over the years. The chapters are accompanied by some 930 photographs of objects from more than one hundred Czech and foreign collections and archives. This rich pictorial material is arranged for “double reading”: both as a logical accompaniment of the texts and as an autonomous commentary. The publication gives a comprehensive overview of “the century of design” in the Czech lands, of the manifold structure and network of people, associations, production entities and other institutions engaged in design in the past and present, as well as a glimpse into their lives through objects that constitute the cultural memory and identity of our society. The last chapter of the publication provides the profiles of more than three hundred design institutions and maps their frequently dramatic fates in the 20th century. Among the list of institutions, discussed by the individual authors, particular mention should be made of the art cooperative Artěl, the unique Cubist-style output produced by the Prague Art Workshops and the initiatives of the Czechoslovak Art Association between the two wars. During the country’s four decades under a Communist regime, the development of design was concentrated into research institutes and centres, such as the Institute of Housing and Fashion Design (ÚBOK) and the theory-oriented Institute of Industrial Design (IPD). The publication also treats alternative initiatives that emerged on the margin of interest of the official institutions and Communist-governed industry. The book also devotes attention to the impact of the social transformation after 1989.
Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain) Society, Clothing and People in Czechoslovakia 1948–1989 The lavishly illustrated volume traces the development of fashion in Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1989 against a political and social background. Some three hundred reproductions, comprising period photographs from magazines, clothing exhibits in the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and images by distinguished Czech photographers document the country’s forty-year period marked by the totalitarian Communist regime that had a huge impact on all walks of life, including fashion. The way people dressed became a part of the ideological struggle and a tool for shaping the individual’s new, subordinate position in society. Restricting individuality was manifested with equal insistence in fashion as in everyday life, and this pressure was felt with various intensity throughout the Communist Party’s forty years of rule. It developed from the harsh stance of the official authorities in the early fifties, followed by the adoption of external forms of life and clothing styles of the Western democratic society from the mid-sixties, all the way to the fall of the totalitarian regime in Czechoslovakia in 1989.
Alfons Mucha. The Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Exposition Universelle Paris 1900) Paviljon Bosne i Hercegovine na Svjetskoj izložbi u Parizu 1900. Rodine In its first section, the book traces the phenomenon of world expositions in the second half of the 19th century, with a focus on the largest and for a long time the most important world’s fair held in 1900 in Paris. All the other texts are devoted chiefly to the exposition’s Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which – to a large degree – was also a political manifestation of sorts, as the Austrian Monarchy wished to demonstrate the progress that the previously underdeveloped region of the Balkans had achieved under Vienna’s administration. The pavilion was constructed after the plans of the Czech architect Karel Pánek and most of the interior decoration was the work of Alphonse Mucha, another Czech artist living in Paris. His large canvases, which hung on all four walls of the upper storey, depicted the history of these lands, reflecting their strong influence of various religions and cultures: Paganism, Classical and Christian traditions, and Islam. Contrary to the pavilion as such (as was also the case of the pavilions representing other countries, including their interiors), Mucha’s paintings have survived and are now in the possession of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Following their partial restoration, the paintings – whether as a whole, or only some of them, have been shown to the public on various occasions since 1998 at exhibitions held in Prague, Vienna, Montpelier and Munich. The book was published by UPM in partnership with The Luka Praha Association, under the auspices of the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Czech Republic.
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