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Photobook: Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 – 1989

Simon Skinner - 1 year ago

This photobook is a survey of Czech and Slovak photo publications from Steidl, which commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Czechoslovakia on 28 October 2018, Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 – 1989 Edited by Manfred Heiting, demonstrates the persistent tradition of superior artistic imagination and technical ingenuity that is uniquely and wonderfully Czech and Slovak

Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 - 1989

For more than 1,000 years, the Czechs and Slovaks were only a free nation between 1918 and 1938, and again since 1989. When finally living under their own rule, photographers and writers, typographers and book designers, graphic artists and printers were consumed by a love of country and documented its landscapes, cities, national treasures, monuments and the life of its people with unflinching attention; thus forming their unique cultural identity, even during Nazi annexation and 40 years of Communist occupation.

Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 - 1989

In nine chapters this comprehensive book explores over 800 publications from 1918 to 1989, highlighting the work of more than 250 photographers and graphic artists including Alphonse Mucha, Josef Sudek, Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, Zdenek Tmej, Jindrich Styrsky, Karel Teige and Ladislav Sutnar to Vladimír Hipman, Karel Plicka, Jan Lukas, Karel Hájek, Tibor Honty, Josef Prosek, Libor Fára, Martin Martincek, Karol Kállay, Pavel Stecha, Jindrich Streit, Bohdan Holomícek and Josef Koudelka.

Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 - 1989
Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 - 1989
Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918 - 1989
  • Publisher: Steidl
  • 516 pages with hardcover
  • US$ 125.00 / € 125.00
  • ISBN 978-3-95829-497-4
  • Release Date [USA]: February, 2019

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.