The Intimate World of Josef Sudek
Catalogue of the exhibition

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek examines how Sudek's photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of his studio interior and views through his window, to his expansive wanderings through the streets of Prague and its peripheries, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside.

Sudek's endless fascination with light and its absence led him to create some of the 20th century's most haunting images of nature, monuments, city streets and objects. Featuring five essays, warm reminiscences by two friends and former assistants, and two technical notes, as well as more than 120 vibrant plates and dozens of illustrations, this catalogue offers a compelling view of Sudek's photographs and the rich artistic environment of Prague in the decades before and after the Second World War.

Published by Jeu de Paume, Paris, Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and 5 Continents éditions, Milan.
Preface: Marc Mayer and Marta Gili.
Texts: Ann Thomas, Vladimir Birgus, Ian Jeffrey, Petr Helbich, Vojtěch Lahoda, Jan Mlčoch, Jan Strimpl, Christophe Vischi.
272 pages, 40 euros.

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