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Photography Sees the Surface

Photography Sees the Surface


Sutnar, Ladislav and Jaromir Funke

Pap. Ann Arbor, 2004

Book ID: 79504

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.

44 pp., b&w illus.