Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

1st Edition

Marta Filipová

Published July 23, 2019
Reference - 214 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138585669 - CAT# K377115
Series: Routledge Research in Art and Politics

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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.

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