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Title Czech theatre design in the twentieth century : metaphor & irony revisited / [edited by] Joe Brandesky.

Published Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  792.025 Cze    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 97 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Series Studies in theatre history and culture.
Studies in theatre history and culture.
Contents Sources of the Czech design legacy / Joseph Brandesky -- Trends in twentieth-century Czech theatre design / Vera Ptackova -- Czech scenography in America / Dennis P. Christilles -- Modernism to imagism / Delbert Unruh -- Authority, playfulness, metaphor, and irony / Marie Zdenkova -- Biographies of designers / Helena Albertova and Joseph Brandesky.
Summary "This compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century, Joe Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high quality and dynamic creativity, survival skills for a people whose national identity had been dismantled during many years of occupation and repression." "The accompanying cd provides access to the vibrant and sophisticated images of the Czech theatrical world: 138 richly colorful paintings and drawings of costumes, models, and set designs and in situ photos of exhibited designs plus 27 color and black-and-white photos of the designers. The cd also includes the full text of the book with links to all the art and to the designers' biographies. Book and cd together showcase the Czech Republic as a center of international stage design."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Brandesky, Joseph.
Subject Theaters -- Czech Republic -- Dramatic production -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781587295256 (cloth : alk. paper)
1587295253 (cloth : alk. paper)