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.
Product code: K0263