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Une rose pour Josef Sudek) This exhibition catalogue delineates the contours of the rich photographic legacy of Josef Sudek, housed in UPM’s collection. The specific style of Sudek’s oeuvre is characterized by intimate themes, mostly simple, everyday objects. In his photographs, Sudek skilfully visualized the subject of the natural world, thus enhancing the viewers’ perception of daily reality and understanding of photography. The catalogue was issued to accompany the exhibition held on the occasion of Europalia 98 in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi (Belgium), October – December, 1998.
Prague art nouveau, métamorphoses d´un style) Prominent Czech art theorists discuss the transformation of Prague’s Art Nouveau style, as exemplified by objects from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the National Gallery in Prague and the National Technical Museum. The catalogue was issued by Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon.to accompany the exhibition held on the occasion of Europalia 98 in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruselles, October 1998 – January 1999.
Clock and Watches from the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague) The horology collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague is one of the largest and most varied in the Czech Republic in terms of kind as well as artistic design. It shows changes in time-keeping in particular from the point of view of artistic treatment of clock cases, while documenting the development of the clock mechanism.
Metalmorphoses: Tradition and Innovation in British Silver and Metalwork) It follows the history of silversmithing and metalwork in Britain from the 19th century´s attempt to combat the decline in the quality of silverware. It comprises for example some of the most radical designs by Christopehr Dresser for simple, functional, electroplated vessels made by Dixon and Sons. They have endured due to the modernity of their shapes as well as the visionary conviction of their designer that a good quality product shoud be affordable.