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.
The versatile talent of Ladislav Sutnar (1897–1976) made him part of a whole group of modern European designers and architects who strove to bring quality in ordinary life. Inspired by the Bauhaus school, he lent truly modern design to articles of everyday use, publications, toys, architecture and exhibition installations, advanced professional schooling in graphics to the highest levels of the period and influenced in a major way the lifestyle of prewar Czechoslovakia’s burgeoning middle classes. When following 1939 he remained in the U.S., he formulated the essentials of information design and laid the grounds of modern visual communication in marketing, advertising and even environmental protection.
texts: Iva Janáková and team of authors
editions: English, Czech
translation: Šimon Pellar
photographs: Gabriel Urbánek, Miloslav Šebek, Matt Flynn, Josef Sudek, and others
graphic design: Petr Babák and Tomáš Machek
binding: hardback, 21.8 x 30 cm
ISBN: 80—7101-050—2 (UPM), 80—7203-515—0 (Argo)
price: 2 100,- CZK (English)