Fototorst edition

The oeuvre of the Czech avant-garde photographer Eugen Wiškovský (1888—1964) is not great in terms of number or thematic scope, but in its originality, conceptual depth and formal mastery. In his early works made in the style of New Objectivity, Wiškovský sought visually compelling forms in objects seemingly lacking aesthetic qualities, which he manipulated by cut-outs, a change of scale or inventive work with light. In his dynamic, diagonal compositions using unusual angles of shots, he was one of the most radical exponents of Czech Constructivist photography. His landscape photography also boasts great originality. Of equal importance are Wiškovský’s treatises on photography theory, in which he applied aspects from the psychology of forms. A number of the photographs reproduced in the book come from UPM’s collection.

publisher: Torst, 2005
text: Vladimír Birgus
edition: English-Czech
format: 18 x 16 cm, soft cover
pages: 144
images: 80
ISBN 80—7215-266—1
price (at the Museum): 300 CZK

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