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Birgus, Vladimír

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Czech photographic avant-garde, 1918-1948 by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Czech Photographic Avant-Garde 1918-1948 represents the first comprehensive publication devoted to avant-garde photography and photo-montage from the period that began with the founding of the independent Czechoslovak state and closed with the emerging totalitarian Communist regime. Although a number of top museums and galleries throughout the world boast examples of the work of Frantsek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Jaroslav Rossler, Josef Sudek, and other artists within their collections, the Czech photographic avant-garde as a whole, in its originality, scope, and quality, has yet to receive the attention it deserves in this area of specialized literature."--Jacket
Jaroslav Rössler : Czech avant-garde photographer by Jaroslav Rössler( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents each stage of Rossler's career with a generous selection of duotone images, some of which have never been published before. The photographs are accompanied by texts by Vladimir Birgus, Jan Mlcoch, Robert Silverio, Karel Srp, and Matthew Witkovsky."--Jacket
Czech photography of the 20th century by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Czech Photography of the 20th Century, published simultaneously in Czech and English versions, is the first book to present the main trends, figures, and works of Czech photography from the beginning to the end of the last century to such a large extent. Its 517 plates include not only the most important, well-known photographs and photomontages, but also works that have long been forgotten or are published for the first time. The book is arranged in seventeen chapters, supplemented with chronologies of the most important events in twentieth-century Czech photography and history." --Publisher's website
Die Kunst der abstrakten Fotografie = The art of abstract photography by Bielefelder Symposium über Fotografie und Medien( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract Photography - a genre developed in the early 20th century by international avantgarde artists like Man Ray, Laszlo and Paul Strand - has been little acknowledged as a type of imagery and art in its own right so far. It is the opposite of realistic photography and does not focus on a tangible object. As a distinctive part of the fine arts it has its own specific subjects, forms and functions. This book is the first full-length account of the historic and contemporary trends and theories of abstract photography
The photographer František Drtikol by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the book covers many aspects of Drtikol's career and life-work, it is mainly devoted to his photographs. 120 duotone and 8 colour full-page reproductions of Drtikol's works from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and a number of other public and private collections illustrate representative selections from all his creative periods, with an emphasis on Drtikol's masterly nudes from the second half of the 1920s, when he moved gradually from his beginnings in pictorialism and symbolism to react in his highly individual way to current avant-garde trends. The text, supplemented with almost fifty other reproductions, analyzes and characterizes Drtikol's photographs and locates them in the wider spiritual and artistic context of their time with the help of quotations from Drtikol's notes and correspondence. The monograph also contains a complete exhibition history, bibliographic listing, and a number of little known works, some never before published."--Jacket
Česká fotografie 90. let = Czech photography of the 1990s by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tschechische Avantgarde-Fotografie : 1918-1948 : [anläßlich der Ausstellung "Modern Beauty: Tschechische Avantgarde-Fotografie 1918-1948" in der Neuen Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, München (9.7. - 19.9.1999)] by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in German and Czech and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tschechische Avantgarde-Kunst und die Welt / Vom Pictorialismus zur Avantgarde / Optische Worte / Abstrakte und non-figurative Tendenzen / Die Neue Fotografie / Avantgarde-Fotografie und Reklame / Die soziale Fotografie der dreissiger Jahre / Verborgene Quellen / Die Surrealistische Fotografie / Avantgarde-Fotografie und Buchgestaltung
Akt v české fotografii = The nude in Czech photography by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in Czech and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaroslav Rössler by Jaroslav Rössler( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in Czech and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Jaroslav Rössler (1902-1990) is one of the most important Czech avant-garde photographers and his work from the first half of the 1920s ranks among the earliest and most radical examples of the application of Abstract and Constructivist principles to photography, this long-awaited book is the first ever on Rössler's life and art
Zdeněk Tmej : the alphabet of spiritual emptiness by Zdeněk Tmej( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lives of a group of Czech men during their period of forced labour in the city of Breslau under Nazi rule from the autumn of 1942 to the winter of the next year
Eugen Wiškovský by Eugen Wiškovský( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tschechoslowakische Fotografie der Gegenwart by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frantisek Drtikol : modernist nudes. by František Drtikol( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1920s, Frantisek Drtikol and Jaromir Funke, the leading Czech photographers of the era, applied to join the fine-art union Umelecka beseda, They did more than simply list their qualifications; in the application, the two men also sought to establish photography as an art
Czech photography of the 20th century : a guide by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Czech and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimate world of Josef Sudek by Josef Sudek( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef Sudek (1896-1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. He was a bookbinder before turning to photography after losing his right arm in WWI. This book, published to accompany an exhibition, examines how Sudek's photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of cherished objects and views through his window to his night walks through the streets of Prague and its periphery, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside. With essays, reminiscences by two former assistants, and stunning illustrations, here is a compelling view of Sudek s photographs, and the art of his friends and fellow artists. Sudek's legacy includes some of the 20th century's most haunting images of nature, monuments, city streets, and objects all transformed by his sensitivity to the power of light to reveal and the power of darkness to render all impenetrable
Tenkrát na Východě : Češi očima fotografů 1948-1989 = Once upon a time in the East : Czechs through the eyes of photographers, 1948-1989 by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Czech and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

František Drtikol by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in Czech and Russian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts : 13. Marz bis 26. Juli 2009 : Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn : die Ausstellung entstand in zusammenarbeit mit dem Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Prag by Vladimír Birgus( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Surrealism and other avant-garde experimentation to realism and classic photo reportage, Czech photographers have long played a key role in all areas of photography and continue to do so to this day. This exhibition is the first in Germany to present the history and development of Czech photography from 1900 to the turn of the millennium. Beginning with Art Nouveau-inspired pictorialism, the comprehensive survey traces the rise of avant-garde photography and the development of photo montage in the 1920s to the 1940s. It examines the influence of ideological pressure on photography during the Second World War, the Stalinist 1950s and the period of Communist ‘normalisation’ after the occupation in 1968 and introduces the visitor to the multifaceted range of contemporary trends. With more than 440 photographs alongside a selection of albums, videos and examples of important photography publications in books, magazines and catalogues, the exhibition presents the most significant trends, artists and works of Czech photography. Poster design based on František Drtikol, Nude, 1927 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague Eva Luise Köhler, patronage of the exhibition, and Dr. Robert Fleck, management, visit the exhibition on 10 March 2009 .The exhibition focuses on the key figures of Czech photography, among them František Drtikol, Josef Sudek, Jaroslav Rössler, Jaromír Funke, Jindřich Štyrsk†, Josef Koudelka, Emila Medkova, Jindřich Streit, Viktor Kolář, Antonín Kratochvíl and Jan Saudek, whose work established the international reputation of Czech photography. But it also presents outstanding works by more than 180 less prominent artists as well as photographs and photo montages by German photographers who lived or found refuge in Czechoslovakia between the First and the Second World War. Czech Photography of the 20th Century was conceived in cooperation with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and is held under the patronage of Livia Klausová, wife of the President of the Czech Republic, and Eva Luise Köhler, wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
European photography guide 6( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Czech photographic avant-garde, 1918-1948
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Jaroslav Rössler : Czech avant-garde photographerCzech photography of the 20th centuryDie Kunst der abstrakten Fotografie = The art of abstract photographyThe photographer František DrtikolČeská fotografie 90. let = Czech photography of the 1990sAkt v české fotografii = The nude in Czech photographyJaroslav RösslerZdeněk Tmej : the alphabet of spiritual emptiness
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Birgus, Vladimír

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English (88)

Czech (59)

German (43)

Polish (6)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)