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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 788 pgs / 318 color.

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Karel Teige: Captain of the Avant-Garde

Introduction by Milan Knížák. Text by Rea Michalová.

Karel Teige's typo-montage composition representing the letter "C" for Vitezslav Nezval's <I>Abeceda</I> cycle of poems with dance compositions by Milca Mayerova (1926) is reproduced from 'Karel Teige: Captain of the Avant-Garde.'

Art theorist and critic, graphic designer, artist, author and translator Karel Teige (1900–51) is today recognized not just as the creator of internationally acclaimed surrealist collages, but also as a leading figure of the European avant-garde. Teige spent his entire life commenting on and interpreting developments in the visual arts. His multifaceted theoretical writings helped shape the conceptual foundations of modern art, and his activities and intensive contacts with other members of the European avant-garde helped secure Czech art's place on the international art scene. His work anticipated, initiated and helped to develop the progressive artistic movements that fundamentally influenced art in the 20th century.

Karel Teige was one of the great European intellectuals of his time; his efforts were aimed at creating not just a system of aesthetics but also an all-encompassing life philosophy. He was intensively interested in architecture and found inspiration in Germany's Bauhaus (where he spent a year lecturing); architectural functionalism would have looked completely different without his input. Teige's preference for rational, minimalist designs with an emphasis on the social uses of modern architecture was the "most functionalist functionalism" of his time.

Teige's own work consisted primarily of a series of phenomenal collages that reveal the hidden and passionate aspects of his personality. His book designs set the tone for an entire generation, and his design principles remain valid today. Teige's complicated personality, full of contradictions, utopian dreams and a yearning for order and logic make him an indecipherable and deeply human individual, a perfect symbol for the 20th century.

This comprehensive, nearly 800-page monograph, by the art historian Rea Michalová, takes a wide-ranging look at the evolution of Teige's ideological, theoretical and political views, and recalls important moments in his life and their significance within the international context. The book includes a rich set of illustrations, photographs from his life, and examples of his unique collages and graphic designs.


Karel Teige's typo-montage composition representing the letter "C" for Vitezslav Nezval's Abeceda cycle of poems with dance compositions by Milca Mayerova (1926) is reproduced from 'Karel Teige: Captain of the Avant-Garde.'

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/27/2018

Just a few of the reasons why we can't get over this new Karel Teige monograph

Just a few of the reasons why we can't get over this new Karel Teige monograph

Measuring more than 2.5 inches thick and just under 800 pages long—with 318 color reproductions and a whopping 635 pages of scholarly texts—Karel Teige: Captain of the Avant-Garde, the new Teige monograph from noted Czech art book publisher Kant, is truly extraordinary. "There is no need to explain who Karel Teige was," a Czech writer for Typografia magazine proclaimed in 1927. "I don't think that there was a single modern impulse in our country that he did not either directly inspire or at least support. Architecture, poetry, film, photography, painting, theater, typography—all these bear traces of his insightfulness and modernity."
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KAREL TEIGE MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Karel Teige: Captain of the Avant-Garde

KAREL TEIGE: CAPTAIN OF THE AVANT-GARDE

Introduction by Milan Knížák. Text by Rea Michalová.

KANT

ISBN: 9788074372469 | US $145.00

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
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