Grafika: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Czech Graphic Art of the Eighties (6-langua..

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Grafika: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Czech Graphic Art of the Eighties (6-language translation)
Schleppe, Sigurd; Hoskova, Simeona
Stredoevropská Galerie a Nakladatelstvi
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Notes: Very Good 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" perfectbound softcover in glossy black and white wraps, black-and-white stylized lettering to cover, black lettering to spine, visible bump to bottom center of front cover, crease to back cover, some rubbing, indentations, light toning, and minor scuffs to covers, one crease to spine, else clean, bright, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 256 pp. replete with full-color reproductions of hundreds of pieces of art, each accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the artist, a brief bio, and a facsimile signature. Also includes a foreword note by Sigurd Schleppe, President of the Galerie Und Verlag Mitteleuropa, a thorough Introduction of Czech art through the ages by celebrated Art Historian Simeona Hoskova, an alphabetical list of over 200 artists, and a full Biography of each included artist with notes for birth date, field of study, artistic activity, and affiliated educational institution(s). Biographies are in Czech only, with the rest of the book featuring translations in Czech, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. A valiant effort to catalog the working artists of Czechoslovakia in the 1980's. From the Introduction (English translation): "...Czech graphic art has kept up its inimitable reminiscences of various artistic trends of the 20th century - new objectivity, surrealism, cubism, symbolism, pop art, new figuration, postmodernism - rarely in an eclectic way, but mostly in a new personal revision, with a typical measure of discipline, intellectual playfulness, lyrical contemplation and reverie." An important text for students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.