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Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945

looks at surrealism, war, and other themes in photography after World War I, when it spread as form of art and a symbol of modernity across Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, and Poland. (National Gallery of Art)

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Interesting Fact:

In 1932 Czech writer and journalist Ivan Olbracht used the title Land Without A Name for a book about the province of Ruthenia (now part of Ukraine) that had been incorporated into the newly created Czechoslovak state. A remote territory of woodcutters and farmers, Ruthenia lacked a name, in Olbracht's view, because it was subject to so many competing nationalist claims.
Jindr(ich Styrský, cover for Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, 'Fantômas (The Dead Man Who Kills)' (detail), 1929

Fantômas (The Dead Man Who Kills)

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