Sochařství české secese -česká verze
hardcover, 400 pp., 1. edition
translation: Grover, Rod
published: november 2000
recommended price: 585 czk
Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau
The major book from Petr Wittlich 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 focuses on their creative as well as individual contributions and he also appreciates their common tendency towards being human, i.e. humans placed within the universal myth of his origins and mission. The book is abundantly illustrated and is designed for the general reader as well as the specialist. English and German translations are also available.