The best photography book published in Central and Eastern Europe in 2009—2010 competition, 1st Prize in the category Historical Photography
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.
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
ISBN (UPM): 978—80-7101—090-6
ISBN (KANT): 978—80-7437—027-4
price: 1380,- CZK
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