Die Bildhauerkunst der Tschechischen Sezession
hardcover, 431 pp., 1. edition
published: july 2001
recommended price: 780 czk
[Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau]
Prague, the Karolinum Press 2001, hardcover, English, 400 pp., 1st edition
The German version of the major book from Petr Wittlich which charts the crisis and development of Czech monumental sculpture at the turn of the 19th/20th century and explores the new decorative style associated with the movement known as Secession or Art Nouveau. The author presents and defines the individual and common features of the work of F. Bílek, S. Suchard, L. Šaloun, Q. Kocian, J. Mařatka, B. Kafka and J. Štursa. The author treats their creative profile and individual contribution and he also appreciates their common tendency towards human being, human being placed within universal myth of his origins and mission. The book is abundantly illustrated and is designed for the general reader as well as the specialist.