Czech Vision. Avant-Garde Photography in Czechoslovakia

Czech Vision. Avant-Garde Photography in Czechoslovakia
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Howard Greenberg & Anette and Rudolf Kicken.

Ostfildern. Hatje Cantz. 2007. Hardback, dust jacket. 232 pages. 173 full-page photographs. 315 x 255mm (12˝ x 10"). 1.75kg. 9783775720304. English. Fine; as new.

'A richly illustrated journey through the history of the Czech avant-garde—a real treat for all fans of early twentieth-century photography. To this day, few areas in the history of photography have received as little attention as that of Czech photography between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Communist regime in 1948. This is all the more astonishing because, during this period, the country produced such a large number of photographers who managed to translate the modernist vision of this era into a unique visual language. This large-format publication contains 173 major works, in color, by thirty-nine photographers of the Czech avant-garde. Alongside great names such as František Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, Josef Sudek, and Anton Josef Trcka, lesser-known artists can also be discovered. With short biographies of all participating photographers, Czech Vision is not merely an exclusive art book; it can also be used as a reference work, providing an informative overview of the history of the Czech avant-garde between the world wars.' (from the publisher's description). Published as the catalogue for an exhibition held at the Gallery Kicken, Berlin and the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.