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Jana Hrbáčová

Královské koruny v české deskové malbě od poloviny 14. století do poloviny 15. století

Royal crowns in Czech panel painting from the mid-14th to the mid-15th century

pp. 446-452 (German summary)

The article discusses the thus far unexplored subject of the royal crowns found in Czech panel paintings of the 14th and 15th centuries. The author identifies and analyses individual crown types characteristic for the given time period in the context of European Gothic art, specifically in relation to crown jewels, royal seals and crowns which were part of the reliquary busts.

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Andrzej Kozieł

Why Did Michael Willmann Study Proportions of Children's Bodies? A Few Remarks on the Artist's Notes from the Strahov Library, Prague

Proč Michael Willman studoval proporce dětských těl? Úvaha o umělcových poznámkách ve Strahovské knihovně v Praze

pp. 453-471 (Czech summary)

Among Michael Willmann's own notes, stored in the Strahov Library in Prague, one finds several tables documenting proportions of children's bodies between the ages of one month to 15 years. In carrying out these measurements, done in 1677, the painter was reacting to the treatise of Gualter Hermenius Rivius, based on the Renaissance theory of G.B. Alberti and Pomponius Gauricus. The author provides a detailed study of the results and motivation behind Willmann's observations, which lacked general, summarizing conclusions.

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Kateřina Cirglová

Jakub Eberle - sochař pozdního českého baroka

Jakub Eberle - sculptor of the late Czech Baroque period

pp. 472-493 (German summary)

Jakub Eberle (1718-1783) was one of the most significant sculptors of the late Czech Baroque period. The author summarizes the artist's life and work. She attributes some new works to Eberle, most of which are concentrated in north-western Bohemia, where the sculptor was born and also died.

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Jindřich Vybíral

Podhorská architektura Josefa Hoffmanna

The Foothill Architecture of Josef Hoffmann

pp. 494-511 (German summary)

The article focuses on three of Josef Hoffmann's structures in the Jeseník foothills, which are among to the most significant works that the architect carried out in Bohemia and Moravia, namely the Primavesi family home in Kouty nad Desnou, Sigmund Berl's house in Bruntál and Fritz Grohmann's house in Vrbno pod Pradědem. The author describes the conditions surrounding the structures' creation and investigates their stylistic origins on the basis of analysis of the architectonic forms employed and Hoffmann's own texts. In addition, he also focuses on the builders, whose cultural and ideological convictions could be reflected in the resulting form of the individual structures.

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Christina Lodder

Seeing Red: Lissitzky's Abstract Cabinet and the Ideology of Display

Rudý pohled: abstraktní kabinet El Lissického a ideologie výstav

pp. 512-520 (Czech summary)

The article deals with El Lissitzky's activities in the area of organisation and installation of abstract art exhibits in the 1920s. The artist conceived the installations with a new experimental approach geared at creating an interactive space, reflecting Lissitzky's theoretical foundations. The artist was not only concerned with actively engaging the audience in the exhibition space but also with manifesting his own revolutionary conviction.

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Martina Pachmanová

Writing History "Otherly": Interview with Linda Nochlin

pp. 521-524

Martina Pachmanová

Calling History Writing Into Question: Interview with Natalie Kampen

pp. 524-528


Jan Randáček

Liberecká architektura 1895-1938

Liberec Architecture 1895-1938

pp. 528-537

The report maps out the development of Liberec architecture during the span of 1895-1938 in a wider context. Through the documented buildings, the author shows that Liberec architecture of that given period did not cross regional borders in its significance. The exceptions were several works designed by architects from outside of Liberec. Among these were two important buildings of the 1930s: the Baťa department store by Vladimír Karfík and the Jiskra department store by Jan Gillar.

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Karel Stejskal

Tomáš Krejčík, Pečeť v kultuře středověku

pp. 537-540

Martin Zlatohlávek

Milan Togner, Paolo Pagani. Kresby. Drawings - Federica Bianchi (ed.), Paolo Pagani (1655-1716)

pp. 541-544

Věra Naňková

Barocke Architektur in Böhmen...

pp. 545-547

Jiří Kroupa

Mojmír Horyna, Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel

s. 547-552

Damjan Prelovšek

Zrození metropole. Moderní architektura a město ve střední Evropě 1890-1937

pp. 553-554


pp. 554-556

Additions to literature on art history

pp. 556-558

Content of Umění XLVII

pp. 559-560