Product description: Vlasta Koubská - Zbyněk Kolář
The monograph on the artistic legacy left by the Czechoslovak scenographer Zbyněk Kolář tracks his lifetime work, during which he prepared designs for almost 400 productions, primarily for theatre, but also some for television.
He started his theatre career in the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, where he met the director Jozef Budský and the scenographer Ladislav Vychodil, both of whom greatly inspired him when he was just starting out. During the first years, his set designs were dominated by poetic expression, one could even say an impressive way of perceiving space, most likely influenced by his training as a painter under Alois Fišárek at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. He thoughtfully used lights, coloured reflectors, projections, and transparent materials on stage. The most effective productions from this first phase of his career included Faust (1956), A Bloody Judgment (1957), Romeo and Juliet (1957), and Pelléas and Mélisande (1958).
|Publisher:||Institut umění - Divadelní ústav|
|Authors:||Vlasta Koubská, graphical design: Filip Skalák, translation: Veronika Lopaurová, reviewers: Věra Velemanová, Marie Zdeňková|
|Year of publication:||2017|