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From Thursday, January 25 2018 to Sunday, May 6 2018

Czech art via literature.

This exhibition presents a collection of books dating from the interwar period, which highlight the artistic avant-garde of the Czech Republic on their covers.

From rondocubism to dadaist collage and photomontage, the covers of novels published in Prague are an impressive showcase of the history of art in the 20th century.
In addition to work by painters, illustrators and designers such as Josef Capek, Karel Teige and Adolf Hoffmeister, the exhibition highlights the importance of publishers in the development of new typographic styles and cover "layouts".
A professor at theBordeaux School of Fine Art and a historian specialising in graphic design, Pierre Ponant has brought together a collection of more than one hundred books.

Museum of the decorative arts
39, rue Bouffard
Hôtel de Lalande
33000 Bordeaux

Phone number
05 56 10 14 00

05 56 10 14 01

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