Capek’s Bookshelf: The book design of Josef Capek

Superb collection of Czech avant garde graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. Also includes an appreciation and history of Capek’s works, and an article titled “How to Make Book Jackets” by Capek. From “Looking at the Future by Looking at the Past: Study of the Czech Avant-Garde and the Works of Josef Capek” by Dana Bartelt: “The Czech Avant-garde movement of the 1920¹s and 1930¹s had a profound influence on design around the world; it included Cubist, Functionalist (Bauhaus) and Russian Constructivist styles. “But one of the unique contributors to book design during this period was Josef Capek, Czech artist, who designed over 500 books during the 1920¹s through 30¹s in Czechoslovakia. His distinctive designs are sought after by collectors around the world, and speak a timeless visual language because it cannot be categorized by any artistic trend.”

pp. 240; 119 COL; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: PIE Books, Tokyo, 2003.

ISBN: 9784894442498| 4894442493

ID: 13697

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Superb collection of Czech avant garde graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. Also includes an appreciation and history of Capek’s works, and an article titled “How to Make Book Jackets” by Capek. From “Looking at the Future by Looking at the Past: Study of the Czech Avant-Garde and the Works of Josef Capek” by Dana Bartelt: “The Czech Avant-garde movement of the 1920¹s and 1930¹s had a profound influence on design around the world; it included Cubist, Functionalist (Bauhaus) and Russian Constructivist styles. “But one of the unique contributors to book design during this period was Josef Capek, Czech artist, who designed over 500 books during the 1920¹s through 30¹s in Czechoslovakia. His distinctive designs are sought after by collectors around the world, and speak a timeless visual language because it cannot be categorized by any artistic trend.”

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