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1st Edition

Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

ISBN 9781138585669
Published July 23, 2019 by Routledge
214 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book traces the influence of the changing political environment on Czech art, criticism, history, and theory between 1895 and 1939, looking beyond the avant-garde to the peripheries of modern art. The period is marked by radical political changes, the formation of national and regional identities, and the rise of modernism in Central Europe – specifically, the collapse of Austria-Hungary and the creation of the new democratic state of Czechoslovakia. Marta Filipová studies the way in which narratives of modern art were formed in a constant negotiation and dialogue between an effort to be international and a desire to remain authentically local.

Table of Contents


1. Modernism

2. The People

3. Society

4. Identity

5. Traditions


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Marta Filipová is Research Fellow, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.


"Overall, Filipová’s arguments are quite convincing and firmly grounded inboth primary source research and secondary scholarship from various fields. ... Marta Filipová’s book will certainly inspire other scholars and advanced students to pursue further research on Czech modernisms."

--Journal of Art Historiography