Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Unpaginated, preface, 237 duotone reproductions, Remembrances and Notes' selected biography, acknowledgments, about the author. Published in association with the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague Czech Republic. First American Edition, 1993. "Sudek's pictures show not just his mastery of technique, but his unique ability to humanize the inanimate, drawing out the emotion and warmth of a stone cathedral, a tree, or a water glass. ignoring the ascendant tenets of Social Realism at the time, Sudek, who once said "all mystery lies in the shadow areas," remained a staunchly independent artist, whose vision was deeply personal, haunting and dunabashedly romantic." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The first comprehensive viewing book of the legendary Czech photographer Josef Sudek.
From Publishers Weekly:
Little-known in the West, Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976), who lost an arm in WW I, endured from 1938 onwards the hardships of Nazi and Soviet occupations, but persisted in his art, producing an intensely personal and emotional body of work. That work is classified in this luxurious monograph into three major categories: Prague city panoramas; architectural and street studies comparable to Eugene Atget's Paris portfolios; and evocative "mood" compositions--views of an ancient Greek coin, a Gothic church, an Art Nouveau window, bare winter branches, chestnuts in bloom. In a preface, Kirschner, photography curator of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, recalls how Sudek created from limited settings a "Magic Garden" of photographs--and, in contrast to most of his work, at times embraced surrealism: his often startling use of a glass eye as a prop was a favored device.
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Title: Josef Sudek
Publisher: Takarajima Books, Inc.
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First American Edition.
Book Description TAkarajima Books / D.A.P, New York, NY, 1994. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. 237 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is Free of markings. Black dust jacket shows shelf rubbing / dulling. The dust jacket has one short tear and shows some delamination at the head of the spine with the previous owner putting some clear tape on the inside. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 062873
Book Description Takarajima Books January 1993, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. The first comprehensive viewing book of the legendary Czech photographer Josef Sudek. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Bookseller Inventory # 203568
Book Description Powerhouse Cultural Entertainm, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021881616096
Book Description Powerhouse Cultural Entertainm, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111881616096
Book Description Takarajimasha Books, Inc., Kyoto, 1993. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Condition. 240 pages. Folio sized tall hardcover, bound in deep brown colored cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Text is in English. Binding is tight and solid, with sharp edges and corners of the boards, bright dustjacket now encased in a Mylar sleeve, and clean, unmarked interior. Beautiful reproductions and handsomely produced. A fitting presentation for the enigmatic and romantic Prague modernist and pictorialist photographer. Bookseller Inventory # 018507