The first book from the library edition Design – Profiles – Key Figures

The work of Vojtěch Preissig (1873–1944), one of the most accomplished Czech graphic artists of the first half of the 20th century, encompasses a broad range of fields and types of graphic design and decorative art, beginning with occasional prints (posters, invitation cards, announcements, New Year cards, bookplates), followed by book and magazine illustrations, ornamental designs and patterns (universal vignettes, decorative borders, flyleafs), all the way to typography. Against the backdrop of Preissig’s extraordinary life marked by turning points in history, the book describes the artist’s most important creative stages that brought him specific assignments, offered various opportunities and determined his artistic orientation: namely, his art studies in Paris, his own studio’s art projects, move to the United States, involvement in the First Resistance Movement, teaching career at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, graphic work for US printing and publishing companies, collaboration with the State Printing House in Prague, return to Czechoslovakia and engagement in the Second Resistance Movement.

This book was published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with Arbor vitae.

text: Lucie Vlčková
editions: English and Czech
English translation: Branislava Kuburović
graphic design: Štěpán Malovec
format: 22 x 19 cm, soft cover
pages: 224
reproductions: 216
ISBN 978—80-7101—123-1 (UPM)
price (at the Museum): 660,- CZK (English edition)

Order (cash on delivery): marketing@upm.cz

The volume is on sale in regular bookshops, as well in the Municipal House in Prague (Modernista Art Shop) and Dům U Kamenného zvonu, Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám.) 13
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Vojtěch Preissig
Lucie Vlčková
Gallery and...) Vojtěch Preissig) František Drtikol)