"Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings" by Karel Teige

Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings Karel Teige, Jean-Louis Cohen, Irena Murray, David Britt

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
ISBN:
9780892365968
Imprint:
Getty Research Institute,U.S.
Dimensions:
384 pages: 250 x 180 x 31mm
Illustrations:
328 b&w illustrations

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".

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.|"