Frantisek Drtikol, Josef Moucha, Torst, 2007, Bilingual Czech & English, Near Fine

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Moucha, Josef.  Prague, Torst, 2007.

Bilingual English & Czech, First Edition, Near Fine, Softcover, 8vo, 6 ⅜” x 7 ⅛”, 182 pp.

ISBN: 8072153015

Black, white and silver glossy wraps, featuring photograph by František Drtikol to cover, black titling to cover, black, white and silver titling to spine and white lettering to back. Minor edgewear, very light shelfwear to bottom tips, otherwise tightly bound and unmarked throughout. 182 pp. Replete with 90 black and white portrait photographs. Black and white image of artist at frontis. Includes essay by noted Czech photographer Josef Moucha. Biographical Chronology, list of Solo Exhibitions, List of Published Photographs. The stunning portraits in this book were thoughtfully curated from nearly 2000 works done by Dritkol and held in MIT the National Archives, Prague. Excerpt from back cover: “Apart from their purely documentary character, the portraits reflect Drtikol’s efforts to capture his sitter’s inner selves, bridging idealism and materialism.”