Slezská Ostrava: Tiskem a nákladem Aloise Šaška, . Oblong octavo (14.4 × 21.2 cm). Original decorative card portfolio, containing  pp. of introductory text and 60 numbered lithographed plates in black-and-white on card stock. The cards fine; the portfolio worn, with tape repairs and one flap detached.
Portfolio of decorative patterns, lettering and ornament samples, housed in the original paper folder. The preface explains the author's goals in the context of modern Czech design and art pedagogy, and describes the proper uses for the plates. One of numerous examples of the bourgeoning culture of art and drawing pedagogy across all social classes and into the smallest towns, so characteristig of Czech culture during the early twentieth century. As Jindřich Toman notes in his study of Czech Cubism, the “pedagogization of modern art is a salient feature of Czech modernism." (Toman, Czech Cubism and the Book, 174). KVK, OCLC only show the copy held at the Czech National Library.
Book ID: P6442