Sunday, October 23, 2005

Early 20th Century Czech Book Covers



Czech Book Covers from the 1920s and 1930s at the Smithsonian.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Nice post, sometimes I overlook what I may consider "childrens art", these book covers and pictures are cute in an odd way.

Had a giggle at the mock reproduction of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer's "girl with the pearl earring".

http://www.about-vermeer-art.com/

Anonymous said...

Apologies blogger, the above comment was meant for your previous post.

Mapo said...

Mmm, they're a bit creepy aren't they? Except for the middle one.

pk said...

Yeah. I like creepy. Also 20s & 30s in Czech Republic must have been a bit stultifying and opressive so the art reflects that.

Karla said...

Granted I'm responding to something from a year and a half ago, but I can't let your readers get the idea that interwar Czechoslovakia was stultifying or oppressive. It's generally considered to have been the opposite. (Not that some people didn't feel stultified and oppressed, just as is the case anywhere.)

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