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Image to print - Petr Kneubühler and Artists of His Studio) Petr Kneubühler a umělci jeho dílny The catalogue introduces works from the studio of the famous Swiss printer Peter Kneubühler (1944–1999), who was not only a true magician in a great many printing techniques, but above all the friend and business partner of such noted artists as Markus Raetz, Eric Fischl, Luc Tuymans, Mario Merz and Jan Jedlička. A section of the book is devoted to Czech scholarship holders – Petr Písařík, Milena Dopitová, Irena Jůzová, Markéta Vaňková, Krištof Kinter and Vladimír Skrepl, who were privileged to work in Peter Kneubühler’s studio. The texts are complemented by a glossary of basic printing methods.
Scandinavian Design beyond the Myth) Fifty Years of Design from the Nordic Countries A major and lasting source of inspiration, Scandinavian design is associated with simplicity, modern elegance and pure, refined form. Yet what is the truth and what a mere myth? This is a question discussed by the authors of this book published to accompany a travelling exhibition which, in the years 2003–2006, was shown in eleven countries and in 2004 was staged at the Milan International Furniture Fair. The publication documents the variability of design that has been moulding and enhancing the image of Scandinavian design from the 1950s to the present day. All Nordic countries are represented in the volume: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Island. The authors were inspired by Italo Calvino and his Six Memos for the Next Millennium: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistency. They explore design in a broader context: in a world with greater mobility and communication, and inspiration from other cultures. In the international arena of the past fifteen years, Scandinavian design has also embraced new media, including music, video art and fashion.
Přírůstky sbírek Uměleckoprůmyslového musea v Praze v letech 1992–2002 (Museum of Decorative Arts in) Acquisitions in the Collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in 1992-2002 The publication focuses on UPM’s acquisition activities in the 1990s and the early years of the second millennium, when processes of restituting property to Churches and private subjects were conducted, and the museum had to seek new ways of expanding its collections. The book introduces the most important acquisitions in all fields of handicraft, applied arts and design, and presents their donors. The publication was issued to accompany the exhibition in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, December 2003 – February 2004.
Ladislav Sutnar: Praha–New York–Design in Action) The publication was issued by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in cooperation with the Argo publishing house to accompany the exhibition held at the Prague Castle, June – September, 2003.