1 May 2013
Derek Sayer: Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century
This May, Princeton University Press brings out a new book by cultural historian Derek Sayer. Titled Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History, the book portrays how Prague was at the centre of all major movements of the twentieth century, ranging widely through the modern history of the city and discussing architecture, paintings, films, operas, monuments, exhibitions, and much else.
PRAGUE, CAPITAL OF THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY: A Surrealist History
by DEREK SAYER
Princeton University Press, May 2013
While covering a larger period, particular focus of the book is on the interwar and immediate postwar years, with a central strand being the emergence of Prague as the center of surrealism.
Derek Sayer is Professor of Cultural History at Lancaster University and a former Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta. His previous books include The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History (Princeton) and Capitalism and Modernity. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
More information can be found here
1 May 2013