Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau

Petr Wittlich

Petr Wittlich

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

431 pages | 8 x 12
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9788024602356 Published July 2001 World rights except for the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

The English version of the major book from Petr Wittlich, which charts the crisis and development of Czech monumental sculpture at the turn of the 19th/20th century and explores the new decorative style associated with the movement known as Secession or Art Nouveau. The author presents and defines the individual and common features of the work of F. Bílek, S. Suchard, L. Šaloun, Q. Kocian, J. Maratka, B. Kafka and J. Štursa. The author focuses on their creative, as well as individual contributions, and he also appreciates their common tendency towards being human, i.e. humans placed within the universal myth of his origins and mission. The book is abundantly illustrated and is designed for the general reader as well as the specialist.

Contents

Introduction

I. A r t d e v e l o p m e n t

The Crisis of Monument

Psychological Reality

New Style

The symbolic of Form

II. P e r s o n a l i t i e s

František Bílek

Stanislav Sucharda

Ladislav Šaloun

Quido Kocian

Josef Maratka

Bohumil Kafka

Jan Štursa

III. L i s t o f S c u l p t o r s

Notes

Bibliography

List of Illustrations

Index

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