AVENTINUM AUCTION 1926 Vichnar cubism Hofman Hrska Feuerstein modern theatre
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Nove ceske divadlo (New Czech Theatre) 1918-1926, Aventinum, 4to, 149 pages. VG condition. Four-colored lithographs of set designs. Filled with dozens of photographs and illustrations of superb modernist set designs by Hofman, Feuerstein, Hrstka, Josef Capek, V. Spala, Kysela. (Vlastislav Hofman's cubist set designs are amazing - Many plates of Hofman's cubist designs). Wonderful glimpses of Czech modernist set designs of the early 1920s. Caricatures by Z. Rykr and Adolf Hoffmeister. Summary in French
Otakar Storch-Marien founded Aventinum in 1919. Jaromir Funke, a medical student at that time, originally intended to co-found it with Storch-Marien, but Funke's father forbid him. Combining modern design (Capek, Muzika, Vichnar, Masek, Benda, Kobliha, Teige, Hoffmeister, Mrkvicka, Funke, Klir and many others) and literature from 1919 to 1931, Aventinum was a major influence on modernist art, literature and design in Czechoslovakia. In 1931, Aventinum began to face financial hardships and went bankrupt in 1934.
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