Photography Sees the Surface
Author(s): Sutnar, Ladislav and Funke, Jaromír
Translator(s): Witkovsky, M.
The volume revives a major contribution to modern Czech photography, originally published in 1935. It includes 14 full-page photographs by Funke, Josef Ehm, and their students at the progressively minded State Graphic School in Prague. Professorial explanatory notes by a variety of contemporary experts accompany these images. The project was driven by pedagogical considerations, and as such it reveals the wide reach of photography in education, scholarship and culture. An afterword by Matthew Witkovsky and Jindrich Toman sets this important publication into historical context for the first time, explaining the advances and limitations of modernist photography in the official culture of interwar Czechoslovakia.
Publisher: Michigan Slavic Publications
Year of Publication: 2004
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
# of Pages: 44
Format: Soft bound
Series Name / Number: Czech Translation Series [CZT] / 4
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