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 best photography book published in Central and Eastern Europe in the 2009—2010 competition, Historical Photography category, First Prize
Publishers: Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn and UPM
Texts: Vladimír Birgus, Jan Mlčoch
Editions: German (Czech and English editions have been sold out)
Format: 28.5 x 25 cm, hard cover
Price (at UPM): 933 CZK
The volume is on sale in the Museum Shop on the ground floor.