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

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Diktátorské boty
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The Book:
Josef Čapek
Diktátorské boty

Book Design:
Book cover design and illustrations by Josef Čapek for Diktátorské boty (The Dictator’s Boots) by Josef Čapek. Praha, František Borovy, 1937.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Civilisovaná žena—Zivilisierte Frau
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The Book:
Božena Horneková, et al. (eds.)
Civilisovaná žena—Zivilisierte Frau

Book Design:
Book cover design and tyopgraphy by Zdeněk Rossmann for Civilisovaná žena—Zivilisierte Frau (The Civilized Woman), edited by Božena Horneková, et. al. Brno, Jan Vaněk, 1939.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Rudy obchod hrozí
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The Book:
Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker
Rudy obchod hrozí

Book Design:
Book cover design by Josef Hesoun for Rudy obchod hrozí (The Red Trade Menace) by Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker. Praha, Ĉeska graficka unie, 1932.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Cesta na océan
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The Book:
Leonid Leonov
Cesta na océan

Book Design:
Book cover design by Jindřich Štyrsky for Cesta na océan (Road to the Ocean) by Leonid Leonov. Praha, Sfinx Bohumil Janda, 1936.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Golet v údolí
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The Book:
Ivan Olbracht
Golet v údolí

Book Design:
Designer unknown for Golet v údolí (The Golet in the Valley) by Ivan Olbracht. Praha, Melantrich, 1937.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Závis
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The Book:
lurii Karlovich Olesha
Závis

Book Design:
Designer unknown for Závist (Envy) by lurii Karlovich Olesha. Praha, Melantrich, 1936.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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Na vzdory jim…
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The Book:
Mehring Walter
Na vzdory jim…

Book Design:
Book cover design and typography by Zdeněk Rossmann, illustrations by Walter Mehring, for Na vzdory jim… (In Defiance of Them…) by Walter Mehring. Olomouc, Index, 1938.

Design Type:
Socialist Realism

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