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The monograph In Morbid Colours: The Idea of Decadence in the Czech Lands 1880 till 1914 published to accompany the exhibition of the same name in the Municipal House in Prague, introduces for the first time, even within the universal context, the specific part of the fine arts scene influenced by the ideas of decadence. It involves such important artists like Max Pirner, Hanu Schwaiger, Bene Knupfer, Jakub Schikaneder, Franti ek Bílek, Karel Hlavá ek, Max vabinský, Alfons Mucha, Jan Preisler, Franti ek Kaván, Franti ek Kobliha, Jan Zrzavý, Josef Váchal and many more. The phenomenon of decadence has been considered by three specialists by Daniel Vojt ch from a philosophic and historic angle, by Lubo Merhaut from a literary angle and, finally, by the book s editor Otto M. Urban from an art history angle. The picture part of the monograph is split into four sections: the Gloomy, the Debauched, the Morose; the Demon of Love; Satanic Hallucinations and the Purgatory of Death that are interspersed with dozens of quotations and poems. The book was awarded the first place in the contest The Most Beautiful Czech Book of 2006 proclaimed by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic together with the Museum of Czech Literature.
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ARBOR VITAE SHORT PRESENTATION Arbor vitae publishing, established in 1992, has always specialised in art publications, catalogues and monographs as well as producing exhibitions. In 1998 the De arte Series was started featuring journals, essays, quotations and memoirs by eminent Czech and international painters, sculptors and architects. This series, today numbering nearly 30, was awarded the first prize in the Most Beautiful Book of the Year competition by the Czech minister of culture. The Texts about Architecture Series presents essential works of Czech and international architectural thought. The Vera Effigies Series includes text monographs by famous artists from the turn of the 20th century (such as Karel Hlavá ek, Alfred Kubin, Arnold Schönberg, and Edvard Munch). The Louisa Series features fairytales and legends illustrated by contemporary Czech artists and graphic designers. The AV Series introduces poetry, fiction and literary essays with original artistic accompaniment. The monographs and catalogues, presenting both Czech and international artists, published by Arbor vitae received a number of awards in the Most Beautiful Book of the Year Competition including the first prize in two main categories. The publishing house closely co-operates with the Klatovy / Klenová Gallery, Mánes Exhibition Hall, Egon Schiele Art Centre in eský Krumlov, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Museum of Design, Prague Municipal House and many other Czech and international institutions. In 2006 Arbor vitae was honoured with the prize for being a cultural asset to the Czech book market by the Czech Literary Fund Foundation. From 2007, Arbor vitae also specialises in production and realisation of contemporary and modern art exhibitions, such as Decadence: In Morbid colours in the Municipal House, Prague; Franti ek Skála in Vienna, Martin Mainer, Eva Kmentová in the gallery Mánes etc. Currently Arbor vitae prepares a large and unique exhibition project entitled The Brussels Dream: Czechoslovakian presence at the Expo 58 in Brussels and the lifestyle of the early 1960s .
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Book Description Arbor Vitae 2006-10-01, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. 8086300846. Seller Inventory # 664694
Book Description Arbor Vitae, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P118086300846
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