The History of European Photography 1900- 1938

by various photographers


Photographs: various photographers

Text: Editor: Vaclav Macek

Publisher: entral European House of Photography, FOTOFO and Eyes On--Month of Photography Vienna, supported by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

700 (2 books) pages

Pictures: colour and black & white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-80-85739-55-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardbound; 30,5 x 24,5; 2 volumes (Albanian through Irish photography; Italian through Ukrainian photography); First Edition; English

The immense task of chronicling a history of European photography calls for nothing less than encyclopedic rigor, and that's precisely how these two volumes approach their dense aesthetic universe. It is worth noting that, at this point, the project is focused on the 20th century and beyond, so these first volumes limit themselves to the seminal era of modernism, from 1900 to 1938, alphabetically moving from Albanian through Irish photography in Volume I, Italian through Ukrainian photography in Volume II.

Editor Vaclav Macek is well aware that defining European photography in the first place requires a point of view, and from the central European perspective of this project there has always been a struggle of perceptions, with the mainstream focus of European culture often reduced to a "map with a few big cities on it." However, this metro-centric reductivism is at best arguable, and Macek questions "whether it is possible to reduce Europe to a few metropolitan areas, where the decisive impulses are still taking place, followed by multiple echoes, that become weaker, the closer you get to the geographical outskirts of Europe…"


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The History of European Photography 1900- 1938

by various photographers


Photographs: various photographers

Text: Editor: Vaclav Macek

Publisher: entral European House of Photography, FOTOFO and Eyes On--Month of Photography Vienna, supported by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

700 (2 books) pages

Pictures: colour and black & white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-80-85739-55-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardbound; 30,5 x 24,5; 2 volumes (Albanian through Irish photography; Italian through Ukrainian photography); First Edition; English

The immense task of chronicling a history of European photography calls for nothing less than encyclopedic rigor, and that's precisely how these two volumes approach their dense aesthetic universe. It is worth noting that, at this point, the project is focused on the 20th century and beyond, so these first volumes limit themselves to the seminal era of modernism, from 1900 to 1938, alphabetically moving from Albanian through Irish photography in Volume I, Italian through Ukrainian photography in Volume II.

Editor Vaclav Macek is well aware that defining European photography in the first place requires a point of view, and from the central European perspective of this project there has always been a struggle of perceptions, with the mainstream focus of European culture often reduced to a "map with a few big cities on it." However, this metro-centric reductivism is at best arguable, and Macek questions "whether it is possible to reduce Europe to a few metropolitan areas, where the decisive impulses are still taking place, followed by multiple echoes, that become weaker, the closer you get to the geographical outskirts of Europe…"


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The History of European Photography 1900- 1938

by various photographers


Photographs: various photographers

Text: Editor: Vaclav Macek

Publisher: entral European House of Photography, FOTOFO and Eyes On--Month of Photography Vienna, supported by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

700 (2 books) pages

Pictures: colour and black & white illustrations

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-80-85739-55-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardbound; 30,5 x 24,5; 2 volumes (Albanian through Irish photography; Italian through Ukrainian photography); First Edition; English

The immense task of chronicling a history of European photography calls for nothing less than encyclopedic rigor, and that's precisely how these two volumes approach their dense aesthetic universe. It is worth noting that, at this point, the project is focused on the 20th century and beyond, so these first volumes limit themselves to the seminal era of modernism, from 1900 to 1938, alphabetically moving from Albanian through Irish photography in Volume I, Italian through Ukrainian photography in Volume II.

Editor Vaclav Macek is well aware that defining European photography in the first place requires a point of view, and from the central European perspective of this project there has always been a struggle of perceptions, with the mainstream focus of European culture often reduced to a "map with a few big cities on it." However, this metro-centric reductivism is at best arguable, and Macek questions "whether it is possible to reduce Europe to a few metropolitan areas, where the decisive impulses are still taking place, followed by multiple echoes, that become weaker, the closer you get to the geographical outskirts of Europe…"


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