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Author: Manuel Fontan de Junco, Zdenek Primus, Dietmar Sieger
Size: 24.5 x 31.5 cm
Publication year: 2016
€30.00 $45.00 MXN1,350.00
“From the center of Europe, Czech photography, 1912-1974”, presents a visual narrative spanning more than sixty years – the photography of present day Czech Republic, one of the Mitteleuropea countries where avant-garde photography in the 20’s and 30’s flourished with particular intensity alongside surrealist and informalist photography.
The result is a fascinating, varied fresco which mixes internationally recognised names such as Drtikol, Teige or Sudek with brilliant unknowns such as Nožička or Hák; movements such as surrealism and constructivism; a certain amount of subjective photography and the informalism which flooded the post-war era and which, in the old Czechoslovakia, meant the expressionist alternative to the official artistic “style” of socialist realism.