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The FotoTorst series presents historical and contemporary Czech photography in these beautifuly printed afforable paperbacks.
Josef Sudek
Text by Anna Fárová. Dubbed the “poet of Prague,” Josef Sudek (1896–1976) was one of the most important and celebrated of Czech photographers. Sudek produced his best work during his middle-aged years, having grown up and out of the >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072155064
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 7 in. / 154 pgs / 70 duotone.
Pub Date: 07/26/2016
In stock
Josef Koudelka
Torst's introduction to Josef Koudelka (born 1938) provides a selection from all the key phases of his work: his 1960s portraits of the gypsies of central Europe and the Balkans and the Soviet invasion of >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153978
US $27.50 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 7 in. / 188 pgs / 82 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
Not Available
Miroslav Tichy
In the 1960s, Miroslav Tichy (born 1926) began to take photographs of local women in his home town of Kyjov, Moravia, using cameras he made out of scrap. Quietly and surreptitiously working away over the >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153961
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Pbk, 6.5 x 7 in. / 148 pgs / 81 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
Awaiting stock
Peter Zupnik
Text by Lucia L. Fierová. A member of the 1980s Slovak New Wave generation of photographers trained under Ján mok, Peter Zupník (born 1961) searches out hidden poetry in everyday objects, by means of close-ups, short depth of field and >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072154005
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Pbk, 6.5 x 7 in. / 138 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
In stock
Ivan Pinkava
Working in black and white, Ivan Pinkava (born 1961) casts his subjects as contemporary incarnations of classical and Biblical persons: Narcissus, Sebastian, Salome, Cain and Abel. He has extended this idea to create imaginary portraits >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153817
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Pbk, 6.5 x 7 in. / 132 pgs / 81 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
In stock
Alfons Mucha
Essay by Josef Moucha. Though Alfons Mucha (1960-1939) achieved lasting international acclaim as an Art Nouveau painter, graphic designer and decorator, his photography is not as well known. In this new, expanded edition produced in cooperation with the Mucha >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152506
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 99 duotone.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005
Awaiting stock
Jan Langhans
Essay by Pavel Scheufler. Jan Langhans lived from 1851 to 1928, and is now, once again, among the best known figures in Czech photography. This book presents a selection of the studio photographs that made his name, culled from >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152513
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 140 pgs / 87 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/01/2006
Out of print
Zden K Tmej: Totaleisatz
Essay by Anna Farova. Published together for the first time are the photographs taken by the Czech photographer Zden Tmej during the years 1942-1944 in Breslau, Prussia, where he and others were taken to perform forced labor for the >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072151370
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 87 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/02/2001
In stock
Antonín Kratochvíl
Essay by Michael Persson. Antonín Kratochvíl was born in Czechoslovakia in 1947, the son of a local photographer, and the youngest of three children. On September 13, 1967, unable to endure the persecution in his homeland, he escaped under >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152001
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 92 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/02/2004
In stock
Bohumil Krcil
Text by Jitka Hlavackova. The work of the legendary late photographer and samizdat publisher Bohumil "Bob" Krcil, who was born in 1952, is little known in his native country. He left Czechoslovakia in 1969, and for the next 23 >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153091
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 76 duotone.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008
In stock
Dusan Simanek
Essay by Anna Farova. Despite Dusan Siminek's distinctive, deliberate and sophisticated aesthetic, and despite occasional solo shows, his art photography has rarely been presented as such. Perhaps that's because he's better known for (and busier with) journalism, advertising, fashion >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152742
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 76 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2006
Out of print
Emilia Medkova
Essay by Karel Srp. One of the most important Czech photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, Emilia Medkova's black and white work was linked directly with Surrealism. “If there is no mystery in a photograph,” she >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152384
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 136 pgs / 86 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005
Awaiting stock
Eugen Wiskovsky
Essay by VladimĂr Birgus. The oeuvre of the leading Czech avant-garde photographer Eugen Wiskovsky (1888-1964) is not large in size or subject range, but it is noteworthy in its originality, depth of ideas, and mastery. Wiskovsky's early New Objectivist >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152667
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 76 duotones.
Pub Date: 08/15/2006
In stock
Eva Davidova
Essay by Anna Farova. Ethnographer, sociologist, art historian and photographer, Eva Davidova is one of the founders of Gypsy (Roma) studies in the Czech Republic and has been illuminating and investigating this secretive society for half a century. Davidova >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152346
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 108 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005
In stock
Eva Fuková
After the Second World War, Czech avant-garde photographer Eva Fuková and her first husband, Vladimir Fuka, were close to the artists of Skupina 42. In 1967, they emigrated to the United States, where Eva Fuková >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153060
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Pbk, 6.25 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 80 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/01/2009
In stock
Frantisek Drtikol: Portraits
Though he is best known for his Art Nouveau and Art Deco nudes, when Frantisek Drtikol (1883-1961) passed way, he left more portrait photography than anything else--thousands of images made between 1910 and the 1930s. >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153015
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 178 pgs / 90 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
In stock
Iren Stehli
This survey of Iren Stehli's images from 1973 to 2001 captures Czech life over an intense three decades. The artist, born in Zurich in 1953, studied photography in Prague in the mid-70s. In the late >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152841
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 176 pgs / 125 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
In stock
Jan Lukas
Essay by Josef Moucha. Jan Lukas' credo--”To watch what interests me and to keep it alive, in the hope that many others will also find it interesting”--is well borne out in this retrospective book. A classic photographer of the >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152025
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 88 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/02/2004
In stock
Jan Reich
Born in 1942, Prague photographer Jan Reich carries on the work of Josef Sudek. He began with still lifes, portraits and documentary photographs, then switched to rural and urban landscapes in the 70s. Working with >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153596
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Pbk, 6 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 80 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
In stock
Jan Ságl
Jan Ságl, born in Humpolec, Bohemia, in 1942, is a pioneer of color photography in the Czech Republic. He is known for his photographs of landscapes and inconspicuous corners of cultural metropolises, as well as >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153589
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Pbk, 6 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 80 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011
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Jaromír Funke
Essay by Antonin Dufek. A theorist, critic, organizer, editor, teacher and pioneer of modern photography, Funke was one of the few Czech photographers to grasp the international context of avant-garde photography, painting, and sculpture. Founder of “Photogenism,” his pictures >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152117
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 152 pgs / 82 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/02/2004
Awaiting stock
Jind Ich Styrsky
Essay by Karel Srp. Associated with the Surrealists, painter, poet, writer ,and photographer Jindrich Styrsky first exhibited his photographs at the Group of Surrealists exhibition in Prague in 1935. His photographs, chiefly of shop windows, circuses, shooting galleries and >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072151387
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 176 pgs / 92 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/02/2001
Out of print
Jindrich Pribik
Born in 1944, Prague photographer Jindrich Pribik makes supremely complicated work. Over more than 50 years, he has created 40 overlapping series, an intricate web of mutual references and quotations. Many of the works include >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072153473
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Pbk, 6.25 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 64 duotone.
Pub Date: 04/01/2009
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Josef Binko
On top of his day job--he was co-owner of a tannery in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands of Czechoslovakia--Josef Binko (1879-1960) made time to create one of the most important photography portfolios of his era. He is >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152810
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 148 pgs / 74 color.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
In stock
Josef Sudek
Edited by Anna Farova. Dubbed the “poet of Prague,” Josef Sudek was one of the most important and celebrated of Czech photographers. Sudek produced his best work during his middle-aged years, having grown up and out of the rules >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072151820
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 154 pgs / 75 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003
Out of print
Miroslav Tichy
Essays by Roman Buxbaum, Pavel Vancat and Harald Szeemann. After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, and working--at some risk--as an abstract painter in Communist Czechoslovakia, Miroslav Tichy turned to a life in isolation in his home town of Kyjov, Moravia. In >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152773
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 78 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2006
Out of print
Tono Stano
Essay by Magdalena Jurikova. Tono Stano and his fellow-students at the Prague School of Film, Photography, and Television burst onto the Czech scene in the early 1980s with staged photographs full of expressive movement and metaphor, influenced in part >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152476
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 86 duotone.
Pub Date: 03/01/2006
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Václav Chochola
Essay by Ales Kunes. Moving between art photography, documentary and straightforward reporting, Václav Chochola has found many of his motifs on the outskirts of Prague, where he was born. Inspired by Surrealism, Skupina 42, urban life, and post-war Existentialism, >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152100
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 136 pgs / 83 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/02/2004
In stock
Alexandr Hackenschmied
Essay by Jaroslav Andel. Born in 1907, Alexandr Hackenschmied is one of the founders of modern Czech photography and film. He is better known here as Sasha Hammid, the name he took upon becoming a United States citizen in >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072151073
US $13.95 CAN $15.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 140 pgs / 99 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/02/2001
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Bohdan Holomicek
Essay by Antonin Dufek. The now-legendary photographer Bohdan Holomicek--born in 1943--has traveled throughout the Czech Republic for several years, recording a never-ending series of moments. In doing this, however, he is not so much seeking to act as a >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072151127
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Paperback, 6.25 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 74 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/02/2001
Out of print
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