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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Sudek and Sculpture

Translated by Hana Logan, Keith Jones, and Barbara Štefanová
From his panoramic views of Prague to his enigmatic still lifes, photographer Josef Sudek (1896–1976) captured the unique spirit of the Czech capital during a wide swath of the twentieth century. Sudek enjoyed worldwide fame during his lifetime, yet a substantial part of his practice--photographing works of art--has remained largely unexplored. This book shines a light on Sudek's most beloved pictorial subject, sculpture, which acted as a bridge between his fine art photography and his commercial work. Sumptuous full-page reproductions of Sud'ks black-and-white photographs illustrate a series of thematic essays, focusing on the scope and legacy of his work, while cameos from the key people and institutions who supported his career reveal Sudek's rich connection to the artistic circles and movements of his day. Together, they uncover the shifting tension between the ability of photographs to bring art closer to the people and their potential as works of art in their own right.

624 pages | 30 color plates, 408 halftones | 7 3/4 x 10 1/2

Art: Photography

Table of Contents

60 Introduction
69 The Life of Sculptures: Ways of Photographic Recontextualization
153 Vanished Statues: Finding Images, Creating Pictures
235 Light on Sculpture, Sculpture in Light
331 Sudek’s Archival Garden
415 Glass, Plastics, and Papers: A Conservator’s Perspective
436 Artia
439 Ceskoslovenský spisovatel
442 Družstevní práce
446 Karel Dvorák
450 Emanuel Famíra
456 Emil Filla
460 Fotografický obzor
462 Stanislav Hanzík
465 Jirí Jaška
468 Bohumil Kafka
472 Kmen
475 Karel Kotrba
478 Karel Lidický
484 Vincenc Makovský
488 Josef Maratka
492 Melantrich
496 Orbis
500 Karel Otáhal
504 Pestrý týden
508 Karel Pokorný
511 Pražské nakladatelství
516 Otto Rothmayer
520 Sfinx and ELK
526 SNKLHU/Odeon
531 Bedrich Stefan
536 Svaz ceskoslovenských výtvarných umelcu
540 Svetozor
544 SVU Mánes
548 Umelecká beseda
554 Václav Vokálek
557 Volné smery
562 Josef Wagner
568 Marie Wagnerová-Kulhánková
572 Hana Wichterlová
577 Cyril Zatloukal
581 Život

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