Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

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By (author) Karel Teige, Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen, Translated by Irena Murray, Translated by David Britt

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  • Publisher: Getty Research Institute,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 226mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Monica CA
  • ISBN 10: 089236596X
  • ISBN 13: 9780892365968
  • Illustrations note: 328 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 669,532

Product description

Karel Teige (1900-51) was a graphic designer, critic, and Czech partisan who in 1920 founded a group to promote modernism in the international sphere through polemics and manifestos. This is a translation of Karel Teige's 1930 publication that brought attention to the modernist movement of his native Czechoslovakia and aligned it with the avant-garde efforts of the East and West. Three essays by Teige on art and architecture supplement the volume: "Toward a New Architecture"; "Ten Years of the Bauhaus"; and "Constructivism and the Liquidation of Art".

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Jean-Louis Cohen is director of the Institut Francaise d'Architecture, Paris, professor at the Universite de Paris-VIII, and Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Irena Murray is head of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art at McGill University, Montreal. David Britt has translated numerous books, including The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity by Aby Warburg."