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Czech Photography of the 20th Century

Czech Photography of the 20th Century

Edited by Vladmír Birgus and Jan Mlcoch

It was not so long ago that one would have been hard pressed to find a single Czech name in most western European or American books on the history of photography. Today, things are very different: photographers like Josef Sudek, Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Josef Koudelka, Jan Saudek and Antonín Kratochvíl enjoy international acclaim, and as Czechoslovakia emerged from over half-century of totalitarian rule, the rest of the world was astounded to discover that such a small nation could boast so many talented and original photographers. Nonetheless, entire chapters of the history of Czech photography remain largely neglected. Czech Photography of the 20th Century is the first volume to survey the main trends, figures and masterpieces of Czech photography from the beginning to the end of the last century. Its 517 plates include not only the most historically important photographs and photo-montages, but also works that have lain buried in archives and rare books, or photographs published for the first time.

Hardcover
396 pages 
251 color images
36 black and white images
266 tritone images
9.5 x 11 inches
Kant (August 31, 2011)
ISBN 9788074370274 

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