ReD: revue svazu moderní kultury Devetsil

 
ReD: revue svazu moderní kultury Devetsil
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  • Title :     ReD: revue svazu moderní kultury Devetsil
  • Artist:     Teige, Karel , 1900-1951 (editor.) | Odeon (publisher)
  • Accession:     XC1993.182
  • Date:     1927-1929
  • Collection:     Library
  • Category:     Architecture
  • Collection Theme:     Modernism
  • Subject:     Devetsil (Society) | Czech literature | Czech literature , Periodicals | Avant-garde (Aesthetics) | Avant-garde (Aesthetics) , Czechoslovakia , 20th century , Periodicals | Constructivism (Architecture) | Constructivism (Architecture) , Periodicals | Arts | Arts , Czechoslovakia , Periodicals | Constructivism (Art) | Constructivism (Art) , Periodicals | Literature, Modern | Literature, Modern , 20th century , Periodicals | Civilization | Intellectual life
  • URL:     http://libimages.wolfsonian.org/XC1993.182.1.000.jpg
  • Tags:     ~Modernism~Architecture
Description:
Library holds: Unbound: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 3, no. 10. | Czech, some articles also in French and German. | Wolfsonian Exhibit: Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde ; November 15, 2000 - April 1, 2001. | Exhibit label text: "The caption on this cover reads: Soviet Cultural Achievements 1917-1927."-[periodical cover, vol. 1, no. 2]. | Exhibit label text: "One of Teige's most important contributions to Czech culture was his role as a liaison to prominent representatives of the European and Soviet avant-garde, as demonstrated by the list of contributors published on the cover of this volume."-[periodical cover, vol. 1, no. 4]. | Exhibit label text: 'This issue is dedicated to the achievements of international modern architecture."-[periodical cover, vol. 1, no. 5]. | Exhibit label text: "In this volume entitled 'A portrait of the U.S.A.,' the text reads: 'A dead person is worth 100,000 [Czech crowns], a live one not a penny. The Texas bankers association issued a proclamation to put a stop a frequent bank robberies, in which it promises to pay $5,000 for every bank robber shot to death, and not one cent for arresting a live one.'"-[periodical cover, vol. 1, no. 6]. | Exhibit label text: "This issue commemorates May Day in Moscow, a celebration of international labor."-[periodical cover, vol. 1, no. 8]. | Exhibit label text: "Teige used the occasion of Czechoslovakia's tenth anniversary of independence to criticize 'official' Czech cultural policy. The uniformed soldier symbolically guards the traditions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while the cross signifies Devetsil's opposition to it."--[periodical cover, vol. 2, no. 2]. | Exhibit label text: "'ReD' presented its readers with examples of recent developments in modern art. Pictured here are the works of Pablo Picasso. The influence of Picasso and Cubism can be discerned in some of Teige's book cover designs of the twenties, where the picture plane is organized into geometric fragments."-[p. 286-287, vol. 2, no. 9]. | Exhibit label text: "Each of these images embody the modern spirit: the freedom and ability of soar above the earth and the dynamic beauty of healthy human activity." "ReD: Published from 1927 through 1931, Devetsil's official publication, 'ReD' (Revue Devetsil) was dedicated to national and international news of avant-garde. It provided a forum for theoretical discussion, experimental graphic design, architecture, and poetry, and presented modern art and architecutural design. Edited and designed by Teige, 'ReD' featured work of the Czech avant-garde and introduced art and ideas from the cultural capitals of Europe, Russia, and the United States to a Czech audience. Excerpt from the first issue of 'ReD': ''ReD' wishes to be a synthetic journal of modern cultural production.' 'ReD' wants to be a manifestation and at the same time a propagator of the modern spirit - a center that will gather the news of all international cultural works, that wants to change and reconstruct the world on the basis of a new social organization, oriented toward a just and rational social/economic and civilizing equilibrium.'"-[p. 50-51, vol. 3, no. 2]. | Exhibit label text: "The Swiss-French architect and artist Le Corbusier was a leader of the 'International Style' (a term coined in the 1930s). He sought 'a universal language of form' which would be derived from geometry and serve to eliminate social and national boundaries. His 1923 theoretical tract 'Vers une architecture' (Towards a New Architecture) had an enormous impact on Teige. After the two met in Paris, they established a professional relationship that culminated in Teige inviting Le Corbusier to lecture at the Liberated Theater in Prague in October, 1928. Acting as his guide, Teige accompanied Le Corbusier through Prague, where they discussed the city's modern architecture such as Oldrich Tyl's Trade Fair Palace (a poster for this innovative building is on view). Teige championed Le Corbusier's contributions, but later criticized his late 1920s projects as a regression into classicism and monumentality, which, Teige believed, reinforced class distinctions."-[periodical cover, vol. 3, no.3]. | Exhibit label text: "This volume contains Teige's essay 'On the Sociology of Architecture,' based on a lecture he gave at the Bauhaus."-[periodical cover, vol. 3, no. 6-7].