New Edition Series
of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
and the Arbor Vitae publishing house

There has been a lack of scholarly and popularizing publications devoted to Czech design and decorative art that would discuss contemporary and historical events, and explore traditional and experimental endeavours in the field. Such books are badly needed both by the Czech public and foreign readers interested in Czech design and decorative art. This is perhaps why Czech design has been at the margin of world interest, rather than at its centre.

The Design – Profiles – Key Figures edition series responds to this need, examining key figures in various fields of design, applied photography and fashion of the 20th and 21st centuries. We are convinced that the edition will become a fundamental source for the deeper understanding of the developments and trends in Czech decorative art and design within an international context. The texts will be published in Czech and English language edition.

The first monographs Vojtěch Preissig, Václav Cigler, and Eva Eisler are on sale in regular bookshops.

Order: marketing@upm.cz

Publication currently under preparation:
Oldřich Rosenbaum/Oldric Royce
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