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Synopsis: Photography is something concrete, a perception, what you see with your eyes. And it happens so fast that you may not see anything at all! To photograph is to paint with light! The flaws are part of it. That's what makes the poetry. And for that you need a bad camera. If you want to be famous, you have to be worse at something than everyone else in the world! --Miroslav Tichy
After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Miroslav Tichy, born in 1926 in the former Czechoslovakia, withdrew to a life of isolation in his hometown of Kyjov. In the late 1950s, he stopped painting and, during his daily walks, began to take photographs of women with cameras he made by hand. He mounted his prints on handmade frames and added finishing touches in pencil, shifting from photography to drawing. Disregarding the rules of photography, for four decades Tichy created a large oeuvre of poetic, dreamlike views of female beauty.
A former neighbor, Roman Buxbaum, discovered Tichy's hidden work in the 1980s and has been documenting and collecting it ever since. In 2004, the esteemed international curator Harald Szeemann mounted the first solo exhibition of the nearly 80-year-old artist. That same year, Tichy was given the Rencontres d'Arles Photographie Discovery Award and the Kunsthaus Zurich organized a large retrospective. Solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art (MMK) Frankfurt followed in 2008. Tichy does not see his exhibitions, for he no longer leaves his house. This beautifully produced, thorough volume collects the work--perfectly.
Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH & Co. KG. Abt. Verlag
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Book Description Walther König, 2008. Hardback Boards. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Centres George Pompidou in Paris, this title is a retrospective of the reclusive Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy. HD_100578534 C3 Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 006506
Book Description Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH and Co. KG. Abt. Verlag, 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9783865604590
Book Description Walther König, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book has a cocked spine, otherwise as new; clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket is as new. Bookseller Inventory # 919955
Book Description Walther Konig, Koln, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Well-illustrated monograph with critical essays on Miroslav Tichy, the late Czech photographer famous for his surreptitiously taken photos of women. 204 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. First edition, first printing. Cardboard boards, large belly band (now in a removable protective sleeve). Slight shelf wear to edges, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 006903
Book Description Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH and Co. KG. Abt. Verlag, 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9783865604590
Book Description Walther König, Köln. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3865604595 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z3865604595Z2
Book Description Walther König, Köln, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 3865604595
Book Description Walther König, Köln. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3865604595 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4230270
Book Description Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Koln, 2008. Cloth and printed boards. Book Condition: Mint as issued. 8vo. 204 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Bookseller Inventory # 1008771
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 161mm x 29mm x 225mm. Hardcover. the Centres George Pompidou in Paris, showing from 25 June to 22 September Text by Clint Burnham, Roman Buxbaum, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Harald Szeemann.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 222 pages. 0.726. Bookseller Inventory # 9783865604590