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Czech Book Covers of the 1920's and 1930's

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Moderní ruské divadlo
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The Book:
Jindřich Honzl
Moderní ruské divadlo

Book Design:
Book cover design and typography by Karel Teige for Moderní ruské divadlo (The Modern Russian Theater) by Jindřich Honzl. Praha, Odeon, 1928.

Design Type:
Poetism

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Mořsky půrvan
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The Book:
Vladimir Germanovich Lidin
Mořsky půrvan

Book Design:
Book cover design by Karel Teige for Mořsky půrvan (Sea Breeze) by Vladimir Germanovich Lidin. Praha, Aventinum, 1925.

Design Type:
Poetism

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Skleněny havelok. Básně z roku 1931
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The Book:
Vítěezslav Nezval
Skleněny havelok. Básně z roku 1931

Book Design:
Book cover design and typography by Karel Teige for Skleněny havelok. Básně z roku 1931 (The Glass Inverness Cape: Poems from 1931) by Vítěezslav Nezval. Praha, František Borovy, 1932.

Design Type:
Constructivism

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Otvorené okná. Tretia sbierka poesie
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The Book:
Laco Novomesky
Otvorené okná. Tretia sbierka poesie

Book Design:
Book cover design by Karel Teige for Otvorené okná. Tretia sbierka poesie (Open Windows: Third Poetry Collection) by Laco Novomesky. Praha, L. Mazáč, 1935.

Design Type:
Surrealism

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Film
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The Book:
Karel Teige
Film

Book Design:
Book cover design and typography by Karel Teige for Film by Karel Teige, volume 1 of the series “Radosti ze života” (The Joys of Life). Praha, Václav Petr, 1925.

Design Type:
Poetism

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