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The History of European Photography 1900-1938 (Volume 1)
Václav Macek

The History of European Photography: 1900 - 1938 Volume 1

The History of European Photography: 1900 - 1938 Volume 1The History of European Photography 1900-1938
Volume 1
Edited by Václav Macek
Central European House of Photography


850 Pages
245 x 300 mm
ISBN 9788085739558


The History of European Photography (1900 – 2000) is an international research project spanning the whole of Europe. The project’s main aim is to publish an encyclopaedia in English (5000 copies per volume, about 600 pages per book), divided into three volumes / periods, volume 1 – 1900 – 1938, volume 2 – 1939-1970, volume 3 1971 – 2000. Each volume of the encyclopaedia will be organized alphabetically by country. A study on the history of photography in each country will be written by an expert on photography from that country. Alongside the main studies, each book will contain extensive additional material, biographies of mentioned photographers, and timetables marking cultural, socio-political and technical photographic events in each country for a given period. There will be two types of indices in each book: an index of mentioned photographers and an index of other historical names and subjects.

Past years, we have put together a team of 46 internationally well-known experts from 35 countries, such as  Gerry Badger, Hans Michael Koetzle, Mark Tamisier, Vladimír Birgus, Jan-Erik Lundström (see below). Using this strategy, we can guarantee the first class quality of our information. The first volume of the publication, including the period of time between 1900 – 1938 has been released at the end of 2011, and its Godfather became painter Rudolf Sikora. The 2nd volume (1939 – 1969) was released in 2014 and the third volume (1970 – 2000) in 2016. Distribution of each volume will be realized through our partners from the European Month of Photography network: Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris, Café-Crème, Luxembourgh, Kultur Projekte, Berlin, Vladimir und Estragon, Vienna, House of Photography in Budapest, Photon Association in Ljubljana. Distribution will also be secured by individual bookstores and photography centres all around Europe.

About the Editor
Prof. Václav Macek, chairman of FOTOFO association, professor at the University of Performing Arts, Bratislava, and director of the Month of Photography festival, Bratislava.

About the Publisher
Central European House of Photography institution was created for two main purposes. On the one hand, it is the creation of a space for international exchange, for building a center that will become an essential stop for anyone interested in facts, information, works from the Central European photography circuit. The Central European House of Photography creates a sort of top of an imaginary pyramid of photographic cultures, the House sorts through a number of facts, exhibitions and creates a database – virtual and real – of books, works, magazines that provide an objective picture of the history and current situation of photography in individual countries.

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