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Jaroslav Malina in scenography and painting

Author: Joseph Brandesky
Publisher: Prague : Karolinum Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Although Czech scenographer and painter Jaroslav Malina (1937-2016) lived in turbulent times, he won international respect for his work. Spanning Malina's entire life--from his early years in the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, through four decades under communism and the period after the Velvet Revolution returned the Czech state to democracy--the essays and interviews in this volume examine the depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Jaroslav Malina; Jaroslav Malina
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Brandesky
ISBN: 9788024642697 8024642697
OCLC Number: 1124987156
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: I. Permanent interaction: reflections on the paintings and designs of Jaroslav Malina (1937-2016) / Joseph E. Brandesky --
II. Jaroslav Malina: a scenographer of action, chaos, and deep inner order. An attempt at a characterization of methods / Vlasta Koubská --
III. Reconstructing a treacherous place. Jaroslav Malina's scenography for A Midsummer Night's Dream / Jules Deering --
IV. Commentary on transcripts of Jaroslav Malina interviews / Dennis Christilles --
V. Jaroslav Malina interviewed by Joseph Brandesky in 2007 ande 2010. Transcripts / Dennis Christilles --
VI. Malina and Svoboda. A discreet comparison of Czech scenographers / Věra Velemanová --
VII. Jaroslav Malina and opera. Czech scenography from resistance to repression to freedom for expression / Nena Couch --
VIII. "There probably is some higher power." Philosophical undercurrents in the work of Jaroslav Malina / Pavel Drábek.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Brandesky.

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"Although Czech scenographer and painter Jaroslav Malina (1937-2016) lived in turbulent times, he won international respect for his work. Spanning Malina's entire life--from his early years in the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, through four decades under communism and the period after the Velvet Revolution returned the Czech state to democracy--the essays and interviews in this volume examine the depth and breadth of his accomplishments. Essays by scholars from the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and the United States clarify and illuminate Malina's contributions to art both in Central Europe and across the world. Exploring multiple aspects of Malina's career, they shed light on his roots in modernism, which characterized the years of the First Republic (1918-38), through the advent of postmodernism, contextualizing his accomplishments in a variety of media while adding insights about his methods and their philosophical underpinnings. Appearing in print for the first time, interview transcripts provide an intimate view of the impulses that guided Malina over the course of his career. Also featuring over one hundred and fifty color images that illustrate the connections between Malina's public scenographic work and his more personal paintings, this book reveals Malina as an artist who continued to work during difficult and changing times without ever losing a very human approach to life."--

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"Richly illustrated, this book is a deep examination of the work of one of the most important stage designers in Europe of the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries. Brandesky edits a Read more...

 
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