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.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Michigan Slavic Publications

Year of Publication: 2004

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

# of Pages: 44

Additional Information:

Price: $32.00

ISBN: 978-0-930042-92-9

Format: Soft bound

Series Name / Number: Czech Translation Series [CZT] / 4

Notes, Comments, Reviews:

The present publication preserves the size, material appearance and basic typographic disposition of the 1935 original. Editorial notes and an afterword have been added