Saint Vitus's Cathedral is the sixth volume in the Torst series Josef Sudnek: Works. This volume includes carefully selected photos by the Czech photographer Josef Sudnek (1896 - 1976), superbly printed to reveal the range of colours resulting from toning. It begins with essays by Josef Moucha, a Czech historian of photography, and an essay by one of the greatest Czech modern writers, Jaroslav Durych (1886 - 1962), which was first published in Sudnek's Svatý Vit portfolio in 1928. This volume is the first to present summary of Sudnek's photos of St. Vitus's Cathedral, the spiritual and cultural heart of the Czech Republic from different periods of Sudnek's work. It includes photos that he lovingly prepared for many years for Svatý Vit, a book that, to his disappointment, was ultimately never published. It also includes information about the making of the Cathedral and its artworks, by Klára Benešovská and Jan Chílbec of the Institute of Art History, as well as a chronological biography by the late Anna Fárová, a leading Czech historian of photography and expert on the work of Sudnek, with whom she was close friends.
Essays by Josef Moucha, Jaroslav Durych
Size: 29 x 23 cm, 104 pages,107 illustrations
Publisher: Torst, 2010