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THE DODALS: PIONEERS OF CZECH ANIMATED FILM. Eva Struskova. National Film Archive, Prague, and Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 376 pp. with 411 ills. (106 col.) and DVD. 23 x 17 cm. ISBN 9788073312718 In English.
Publisher's description: Today, Czechoslovakia is famous for its unique tradition of animated film. Standing at the very beginning of this tradition is Karel Dodal (1900-1986), who, in collaboration with his wives Hermina Dodalova (nee Trlova) and, later, Irena Dodalova (nee Leschnerova), made the very first Czech animations, starting with 1927's Felix the Cat Receives a Lesson. The Dodals' marvelous short films range from abstract animations to works made with intimate little sets that vividly convey the ways in which Czechoslovakia's rich culture of puppetry influenced its animation (as instanced by the films of Jan Svankmajer). This attractively designed and abundantly illustrated biography of the Dodals traces their career from its outset, in the 1920s, through their wartime exiles in Paris, Minneapolis (Karel Dodal taught at Minnesota University), New York and Argentina as well as looking at their contemporaries. It includes a DVD featuring 28 restored and digitized films along with documentation on the Dodals themselves.
Artist(s):Dodal, Karel; Dodalova, Hermina ; Dodalova, Irena
Indexing: Western, Europe — Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic — 1900-1945 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory — Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164658
Paperbound $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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