presentation of the book:

October 4th, 6 pm
Literární kavárna, Řetězová 10, Prague 1


The most comprehensive book on Czech Photography examines the individual movements and tendencies in photography throughout the 20th century. These include early-century styles (Pictorialism, documentary and reportage photography), modern photographic trends of the twenties, Surrealist experimentation and Poetism, postwar reportage and documentary photography, art photography and its various offshoots (The Happening, Land Art, Conceptual Art and Body Art), to staged and portrait photography of the late 20th century. Almost two hundred photographers have been selected, among them Josef Sudek, František Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, Karel Hájek, Václav Jírů, Vilém Reichmann, Jan Reich, Jan Saudek, Josef Koudelka, and others. The reproductions of images lent from Czech and foreign collections offer a complex overview of 20th-century photography in the Bohemian Lands.

The book was published by the Kant publishing house and Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

authors of the concept: Vladimír Birgus, Jan Mlčoch
texts: Vladimír Birgus, Jan Mlčoch
edition: English, Czech
English translation: Derek Paton, Marzia Paton and William McEnchroe
graphic design: Vladimír Vimr, Martin Vimr
format: 28,5 x 25 cm, hardcover
pages: 396

The publication will be available in early October at the Museum Shop or in the distribution (Kosmas)
order (cash on delivery): marketing@upm.cz, T) +420 251 093 206

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