PROTO - grafický design a současné umění (PROTO - Graphic Design and Contemporary Art )

PROTO - grafický design a současné umění (PROTO - Graphic Design and Contemporary Art )
PROTO - grafický design a současné umění (PROTO - Graphic Design and Contemporary Art )

This anthological publication examines graphic design in the context of visual art. The book is published as a compilation of parts of two degree dissertations from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The publication of the book was preceded by extensive research of the field, from which the actual content of the book (textual and pictorial) was generated in collaboration with curators, designers, artists and theorists. The publication presents the current phenomena and issues that graphic designers come across in their practice. The key issue here consists of searching for the boundaries and connections between form and concept and design and art. The book makes us of the Czech scene in particular as a laboratorial microcosm of examples that illuminate the issue of graphic design in more general terms. The topic is viewed from three perspectives: from that of language and its (un)intelligibility, from temporal or historical perspective and last, but not least, from the viewpoint of the socio-political role of art and design. The book brings together both studies analyzing the issue in general and specific interviews, essays, art projects and curatorial introductions to exhibitions.

The book won a prize (the second position) in Czech competition The Most Beautiful Czech Books of the Year 2013.

Czech issue
Prague, December 2013
ISBN 978-80-87259-22-1
243 pages, 168 x 240 mm, paperback
edition: 1,000
editors: Petr Bosák, Robert Jansa, Markéta Magidová, Jan Rous
authors of texts: Petr Babak, Blumfeld S. M., Petr Bosak,Tomaš Celizna, Karel Cisař, Vit Havranek,
Ondřej Chrobak, Robert Jansa, Iva Knobloch, Jiři Kovanda, Vaclav Magid, Marketa Magidova,
Adam Machaček, Marek Meduna, Tomaš Pospiszyl, Kateřina Přidalova, Jan Rous,
Richard Rozhoň, Jiři Skala, Ondřej Slačalek, Jan Šerych, Marketa Vinglerova
translations: Roman Dergam, Martin Micka, Ondřej Slačalek
executive editor: Marketa Magidová
assistant editor: Marie Bergmanova
copy editing: Věra Becková, Dana Mikulejská
graphic design: Petr Bosák, Robert Jansa – 2013 Designers
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