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Eva Novotná
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 167-194;

The article deals with the history of prefabricated houses (panelaks) in the context of Czechoslovakian construction industry at the turn of the 50´s and 60´s. It focuses on the historical, ideological and material aspects of the development and seeks further influences in political and social issues of that time, including a short excursion to the Soviet Union. The article pays main attention to construction experiments (especially monoliths) and the invention of housing districts (estates) of the time.
Pavla Savická

The study follows fortunes of the famous Ancient Roman novel and its impact on the visual arts in the early modern period. Special attention is paid to the Rudolphine art and to the distinctive transformation of the theme of Cupid and Psyche at the court of the emperor. It deals with various changes in meaning of the iconography as it traveled through time, space, and different media and suggests diverse possible readings of works inspired by Apuleius's Golden Ass.
Kamil Beer
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 289-296;

Postcards and posters were the primary medium of visual communication during the World War I. Propaganda used them to incite patriotism in the reader, using various images and visual motives. One of them was the portrayal of home. This article explores how was home depicted on the Central Powers‘ and Entente’s posters and postcards and if there were any differences and/or similarities between them.
Tomáš Kolich
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 239-251;

The article analyses the symbolism on network visualizations with a focus on the so-called horizontal art history. It shows that this symbolism can obscure the proper application and assessment of network models. The horizontal art history is particularly prone to this because it is based on a metaphorical juxtaposition (with Western “vertical” art history) which is similar to the juxtaposition that cocreates the network symbolism – (visual) juxtaposition of networks and hierarchies. The article demonstrates effects of this symbolism with the examples of the network diagram from the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 (MOMA, New York, 2012) and the uncritical acceptance of this diagram by some proponents of the horizontal art history.
Jana Kasíková
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 315-326;

Population transfers during World War II caused the uprooting of millions of people (Displaced Persons) from their homes. Years of imprisonment in concentration camps, in forced labor or exile have left an indelible mark on the lives of individuals. During the time of displacement, their memories of home and the hope for return were often encouraging, if not essential to survival. This article outlines the perceptions of the home during the war, the reality of post-war returns and observes the transformation of “home” in this dramatic time and its presentation by individuals and institutions.
Martin Hořák
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 87-115;

Prague sculptor Andreas Philipp Filip Quitteiner (1679–1729) has not been thoroughly examined to date, including his works in the ducal residence of Ludwigsburg. The paper outlines the circumstances of the sculptor’s departure to Ludwigsburg against the background of a recruiting trip undertaken by architect Johann Friedrich Nette (c. 1672–1714) to Prague in October 1708. The author poses the question of the extent to which Quitteiner’s engagement reflected his position in contemporary Prague sculpture and divides Quitteiner’s work in Ludwigsburg into two periods with a turning point occurring in September 1712, when the artist lost his privileged position. In five subchapters, the author focuses attention on the main sets of the sculptor’s works: garden sculpture, allegorical sculptures of Caritas and Prudentia from the vestibule of the Ordensbau palace wing, decoration of the Fürstenbau main palace building, statues on the balustrade of the court of honour, decoration of the ceremonial staircase in the Riesenbau wing. By analysing the extant works, the author arrives at findings on the sculptor’s sources of inspiration and models. The examined works are also analysed from an iconographic perspective and placed in the context of the ruling representation of Duke Eberhard Ludwig Württemberg (1676–1733).
Markéta Čejková
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 207-237;

The paper focuses on books illustrated and written by the Czech artist Daisy Mrázková. It covers main inspirations and biographical information related to this segment of her artistic work. The paper is mainly focused on the gift of synaesthesia and its potential influence on Mrázkováʼs books illustrations. The phenomenon of synaesthesia is explained on the ouevre of the foreign artists and writers. Further attention is paid to other Czech artists with syneasthesia.
Barbora Pavliš Ficková
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 307-313;

The aim of this article is to show how the National Gallery presented the German–Czech artists and in which way it interpreted them in its presentation of national modern art. The article points out the issues of the canonisation of Czech modern art and how the politics influenced the art history and why it was so complicated to add the German–Czech artists in the Czech art history even after 1989.
Daniela Matysová
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 263-270;

In this paper, we focus on the explanation of the essence of artistic experience elaborated by Emmanuel Lévinas based on his philosophical conception of „home.“ Lévinas says, that the true meaning of art lies in the possibility to make us realize the true sense of „being home“ does not refer to our selfish need of inhabitancy at all but to our ethic relations with other people.
Vladimír Merta
AUC PHILOSOPHICA ET HISTORICA, Volume 2020, pp 339-349;

My paper is based on concept of Social unconscious and Basic Musical Matrix, defined by Foulkes (1964) and videly commented by Helena Klímová (2017). She explains and compares two different approaches to the personal freedom: that of Underground, subversive art, imported from West, and home-spun folk song. While pure poetry and other forms of literature are thoroughly mapped by generations, the field of songwriting and lyrics is seldom closely watched, if not completely neglected.
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