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Vlastislav Hofman / Nové pohledy, nová zjištění (New Views, New Discoveries) -
Vlastislav Hofman / Nové pohledy, nová zjištění (New Views, New Discoveries) -
Vlastislav Hofman / Nové pohledy, nová zjištění (New Views, New Discoveries) -
Vlastislav Hofman / Nové pohledy, nová zjištění (New Views, New Discoveries) -

Vlastislav Hofman / Nové pohledy, nová zjištění (New Views, New Discoveries)

This publication, divided into six chapters, presents Vlastislav Hofman as a Renaissance man whose creative potential knew no boundaries. We encounter Hofman as a painter, an architect, a designer of furniture and decorative art, a scenographer, a graphic artist and a theoretician. The publication does not merely focus on Hofman’s works: it also reflects the broader contexts of an era when the old ways were being challenged by the emerging principles of modernism. Indeed, Hofman was one of the pioneers of Czech modernism – and one of the five most prominent Czech cubist architects. His creative journey was always marked by a profound inventiveness and wide-ranging intellectual awareness – aspects of his career that the publication explains and exemplifies. Besides offering an account of Hofman’s manifold talents, the book also devotes considerable attention to his work in Ostrava – specifically the (now sadly demolished) municipal crematorium.

Publication in Czech and English.
Publisher: Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava in collaboration with the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, to accompany the exhibition Vlastislav Hofman (1884-1964) Pocta invenci (A Tribute to Invention) held from 27 September 2017 – 7 January 2018 in the House of Art (Dům umění)
Texts: Mahulena Nešlehová (ed.), Petr Gába, Jiří Fronek, Gabriela Pelikánová, Markéta Svobodová, Jana Trtíková, Věra Velemanová, Lucie Vlčková
Photographs: Taťána Billerová, Ondřej Němec, Pavel Nešleha, the artist’s family archive, Prague City Institute for Planning and Development, Prague City Archives, Ostrava City Archives, National Theatre Archives, Silesian Museum in Opava
English translation: Adrian Dean
Graphic design: Robert V. Novák and Zuzana Burgrová
Technical assistance: Kryštof Novák, Tomáš Brichcín
Print: Printo
151 pp., 150 reproductions, paperback

ISBN 978-80-87405-42-0


Product code: K0263
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