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Vladimir Birgus is Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and Head of the Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava. He is the author of numerous books on Czech and European photography, including Photographer Frantisek Drtikol, Czech Photography of the 1990s, and The Nude in Czech Photography.
This remarkable collection will repay hours of study and belongs in the library of anyone who seriously studies modern photography. * Choice Magazine * ...this book reveals the body of work that paved the way for later Czech photographers. -- Mark Wojahn * Rain Taxi Review of Books * The scholarship of the six contributors is formidable and will not soon be superseded. -- Alan G. Artner * Chicago Tribune * ..one cannot but be startled by the depth and importance of the Czech tradition. -- Mark Pohlad * History of Photography * Now translated into English, this important book...expands our knowledge of the history of photography of this critical period. * B&W Magazine * An unbelievable collection from some of the best relatively unknown photographers of the early avant-garde. -- Taylor Holland * The Austin Chronicle * A wonderful collection of images that will be unfamiliar to most readers. Highly recommended. -- Christian Perring, Ph.D. * Metapsychology * ...a stunning book whose images abduct the reader into a world most of us only see in dreams. -- Evan Rail * The Prague Post *