Karel Teige

Karel Teige

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karel Teige (December 13, 1900, Prague - October 1, 1951, Prague) was the major figure of the Czech avant-garde movement Dev tsil (Butterbur) in the 1920s, a graphic artist, photographer, and typographer. Teige also worked as an editor and graphic designer for Dev tsil's monthly magazine ReD (Revue Dev tsilu). With evidently endless energy, Teige introduced modern art to Prague. Dev tsil-sponsored exhibitions and events brought international avant-garde figures like Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Paul Klee, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Walter Gropius, among many others, to lecture and perform in Prague. Teige interpreted their work, sometimes literally, for the Czech audience. In his 1935 Prague lecture, Andr Breton paid tribute to his "perfect intellectual fellowship" with Teige and Nezval: "Constantly interpreted by Teige in the most lively way, made to undergo an all-powerful lyric thrust by Nezval, Surrealism can flatter itself that it has blossomed in Prague as it has in Paris."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135753258
  • 9786135753257