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Gallery and Museum Education 2) Art and Culture in School Context/Learning from Art Educational programs of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Galerie Rudolfinum in 2012 and 2013 The book introduces a set of educational programs realized at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (UPM) and the Galerie Rudolfinum (GR) in 2012 and the first half of 2013. It builds on the previous volume titled One’s Own Path to Art: Educational programmes of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and Galerie Rudolfinum in 2011. The educational programs were created as part of the pedagogical action research carried out by a team of specialists from the Department of Art Education of the Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University in Prague and are herein framed by essays on the theoretical background of and current trends in the area of gallery and museum education. Also included are reflections from a wider group of research participants. Individual chapters focus on and elaborate pedagogical approaches to educational programming designed for specific exhibitions. Educational programs comprised eight projects carried out at the museum, the gallery and at schools participating in the research project.
Vojtěch Preissig) 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.
František Drtikol) Etapy života a fotografického díla (The Stages of Life and Photographic Work) / Secese – Art deco – Abstrakce / 1, 2 (Art Nouveau – Art Deco – Abstraction / 1, 2) The Honorably Mention - Awards for The Best Photography Books Published in Eastern Europe in 2013-2014. The text of this two-volume monograph on the photographic work of František Drtikol was written by the art historian Anna Fárová (1928–2010). The book is the most comprehensive survey of the essential aspects of Drtikol’s oeuvre. The picture material was drawn mainly from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague that houses the world’s largest collection of Drtikol’s photographs, and from several outstanding private collections. Most photographs were printed true to size owing to the format of the book and the use of the Heidelberg frequency-modulated Satin Screening method. This book was published by the Svět publishing house in collaboration with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
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