Josef Sudek. Text by Anna Farova. Torst, 1995. 407 pp. Folio. First edition (not to be confused with the 1999 Gina Kehayoff Verlag re-issue). Clothbound in dust jakcet. Cardboard slipcase. 435 four-color reproductions. Text in Czech with original 30 pp. staple-bound abridged translation booklet with captions laid in.
"This deluxe monograph of over two hundred magnificent duotone reproductions, many previously unpublished, is the first full-scale representation of Sudek's poetic genius....Sudek's pictures show not just his mastery of technique, but his unique ability to humanize the inanimate, drawing out the emotion and warmth of a stone cathedral, a tree, or a water glass. Ignoring the ascendant tenets of Social Realism at the time, Sudek, who once said 'all mystery lies in the shadow areas,' remained a staunchly independent artist, whose vision was deeply personal, haunting, and unabashedly romantic."--from the jacket copy of the 1999 edition