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Sudek, Josef 1896-1976

Overview
Works: 295 works in 548 publications in 12 languages and 4,937 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works  History 
Roles: Illustrator, Photographer, Artist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: TR140.S737, 770.92
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Josef Sudek, poet of Prague : a photographer's life by Anna Fárová ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a career that spanned nearly seven decades, Josef Sudek, one of the masters of twentieth-century photography, created his own solitary world of shadow and light, of theme and variation. Exquisitely reproduced in tritone, the more than one hundred images in this monograph convey the spirit of Prague as well as the spirit of Sudek. The photographs are complemented with a text by Anna Farova, one of the foremost photography curators and writers in Eastern Europe and a longtime friend of Sudek's. She traces his life and work, beginning with the devastation of World War I, in which he lost an arm, through his development as a photographer and a central figure in Prague's artistic life. Sudek's passionate, impressionist images, as well as his penchant for exploration, earned him the affectionate title "Poet of Prague."
Josef Sudek by Josef Sudek ( Book )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the Czech photographer Josef Sudek was mildly reclusive by temperament, and although his photography is commonly characterized as unpeopled (in favor of what he termed "the inanimate life of objects"), a sizable portion of his oeuvre is given over to portraits. In fact, the beginnings of Sudek's work are in portraiture, in his images of fellow patients at the veteran's hospital where he spent three years after the First World War. (It was here that Sudek's right arm was amputated after a battlefield injury, a misfortune which did not prevent him from using heavy, large-format cameras in the future.) Decades later, after he had cofounded the Czech Photographic Society in 1924 and established his signature neo-Romantic preoccupation with architectural Prague, he returned to the genre. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, Sudek photographed close friends, among them the poet and Nobel Laureate Jaroslav Seifert, many painters and writers, but also scientists, doctors, politicians, architects, actors and other important public figures in Czechoslovakia. Portraits, the second volume of Sudek's collected photographs, gathers this body of work. In addition to a chronology of Sudek's life, it includes a complete bibliography and list of his exhibitions, as well as an interview with Jan Rezác, Sudek's colleague and an expert on his work
Josef Sudek by Zdeněk Kirschner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef Sudek by Ian Jeffrey ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sudek by Josef Sudek ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef Sudek : the legacy of a deeper vision by Josef Sudek ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During a legendary career that spanned 60 years, twentieth-century Czech photographer Josef Sudek demonstrated a craftsmanship and technical virtuosity that was unparalleled among his contemporaries. HIs approach to photography, characterized by its representation of light, still resonates today. Early in his career, Sudek was aware of Cubism, Surrealism, the Czech avant-garde and other prevailing art movements of the 1920s and 1930s, yet he ultimately sought his own form of expression. HIs photographs possess a contemplative quality, infusing ordinary subjects with poignancy and transforming his observations into timeless visual poems. The Legacy of a Deeper Vision presents more than 175 photographs from the Art Gallery of Ontario's collection, and takes us on a complex autobiographical journey of Sudek's art, life and indomitable spirit. This catalogue features essays from the foremost writers on Sudek's work, including photo-historian and curator Antonín Dufek, Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes, photographer Goeffrey James and AGO curator Maia-Mari Sutnik. It also contains excerpts from John Banville's Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City and a chronology of this remarkable photographer by the late Anna Fárová, to whose memory the exhibition is dedicated. These photographs cover every stage of Sudek's career, revealing his imagination, versatility and a lifelong quest for mastery of his photographic vision."--P. [2] of cover
Magic in stone by Josef Sudek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saudek/Sudek : images from Czechoslovakia ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Janáček--Hukvaldy. [Fot. publ.] by Josef Sudek ( Book )
8 editions published in 1971 in Czech and Portuguese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Praha by Josef Sudek ( Book )
9 editions published in 1948 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Praha panoramatická by Josef Sudek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1959 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kniha obsahuje 284 uměleckých fotografických pohledů na Prahu, celkových i detailních, zachycených širokoúhlým objektivem
Pražský hrad by Josef Sudek ( Book )
7 editions published between 1945 and 1947 in Czech and Russian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mionší Forest by Josef Sudek ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text in engl. Sprache
Magic in stone : 113 photographs by Josef Sudek ( Book )
6 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karlův most : ve fotografii by Josef Sudek ( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in Czech and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historickou studií uvedený soubor fotografií známého fotografa-umělce. Nešlo mu při nich ani tak o zachycení stavební a sochařské krásy a ceny mostu v dosažitelné úplnosti, jako spíše o postižení jeho duchovní osobitosti a široké stupnice nálad celku i jednotlivostí v rozmanitosti období denních i ročních
Prague panoramic by Josef Sudek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No other cycle of Josef Sudek's photos depicts the artist's beloved city as a record of many Prague localities as nostalgic witnesses to the passage of time. The elongated format of his photographs enabled him not only to command a truly panoramic view of Prague: he himself was probably surprised by the resultant optic deformations whose distinctly expressive tinge offered by his old Kodak camera provided him with a golden opportunity of evoking--in his unique style--the rendition of various forms by his older friends--Czech cubists.--From book jacket
El silencio de las cosas : fotografías de los años 1940-1970 de la colección de la Moravská galerie de Brno by Josef Sudek ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Multiple languages and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Prague baroque by Arne Novák ( Book )
3 editions published between 1938 and 1947 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prales Mionší = Virgin Forest Mionší by Josef Sudek ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Czech and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Josef Sudek
Sudek, J.
Sudek, Josef.
Sudek, Joseph 1896-1976
スデク, ヨゼフ
Languages
English (85)
Czech (56)
German (23)
French (13)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (4)
Russian (3)
Spanish (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
Chuvash (1)
Germanic (1)
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