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Miroslav Šašek / This is M.Sasek

Documents, memories and images from the life of an important Czech illustrator and the author of the legendary series of the guides to world cities This is... A biography from the pen of Olga Černá that captures Šašek not only his childhood years but also as the artist who slowly climbed the ladder of fame. Pavel Ryška's essay treats Šašek as an author, setting his work in the context of international visual art. Richly illustrated – from book samples through independent work and on to photographs from private archives.

All of this is M. Šašek.

Text: Olga Černá, Pavel Ryška and Martin Salisbury

Translation: Martina & Stuart Nicolson

Illustrations: Miroslav Šašek / Photography: Ondřej Přibyl and archive

220x310 | 120 pages | 2015 | 299 Kč | Others | buy now

BAOBAB Publishers is small, family-owned publishing house specializing on quality children's books. Since its establishment at the break of the millennia, BAOBAB has done its utmost to restore the pictorial book culture in the Czech Republic, namely by cooperating with a score of like-minded authors, i.e. story-tellers and illustrators, scouting and supporting young talents, contributing to the development of children's author books phenomenon, mapping the European literary scene of children´s books as well as acquainting Czech reading public with the most interesting illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Besides publishing and promoting activities, BAOBAB is the initiator and organizer of numerous book culture events, of which the most important the yearly Tabook Festival holding place in late September and early October in Tábor, Czech Republic (www.tabook.cz). BAOBAB Publishers cooperate closely with the Miroslav Šašek Foundation, Prague's Academy of Arts & Design (UMPRUM), Tábor's Baobab Book Shop & Gallery and Xaoxax Gallery in Prague's Vršovice District.