The photographer Josef Sudek stands for outstanding artistry and technical virtuosity - unparalleled among his contemporaries, particularly the representation of the light in his photographs. This book invites you to a multi-layered, autobiographical journey through art, life and the indomitable spirit of this artist.
Josef Sudek (1896 -1976) was confronted early in his career with Cubism and Surrealism, the Czech avant-garde and other art forms prevalent in the 1920s and 1930s. But the artist was looking for a unique form of artistic expression. He quickly gave his photographs almost contemplative quality and turned his observations into visual poetry of particular timelessness. The catalog assembled with contributions from the photography historian and curator Antonin Dufek, the editor of the magazine Canadian Art, Richard Rhodes, the photographer Geoffrey James and the curator of photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Maia-Mari Sutnik, the most important authors on Sudek's work. In addition, the volume contains excerpts from John Banville's Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City and a chronology of Sudek's life and work, compiled by art historian Anna Ferova.
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Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Size: 312 x 264 mm