The intimate world of Josef Sudek


The intimate world of Josef Sudek

Ann Thomas, Vladimír Birgus, Ian Jeffrey ; contributions by Peter Bower ... [et al.]

5 Continents, c2016

  • : National Gallery of Canada
  • : 5 Continents Editions

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Exhibition catalogue

Catalog of the exhibition held at Jeu de Paume, Paris, June, 7-Sep. 25, 2016 ; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Oct. 28, 2016-Mar. 19, 2017

Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index



Josef Sudek (1896 1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. He was a bookbinder before turning to photography after losing his right arm in WWI. This book, published to accompany an exhibition, examines how Sudek s photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of cherished objects and views through his window to his night walks through the streets of Prague and its periphery, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside. With essays, reminiscences by two former assistants, and stunning illustrations, here is a compelling view of Sudek s photographs, and the art of his friends and fellow artists. Sudek s legacy includes some of the 20th century s most haunting images of nature, monuments, city streets, and objects all transformed by his sensitivity to the power of light to reveal and the power of darkness to render all impenetrable."

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