Koudelka, Josef - Invasie Praag 68 (New in plastic!)
On August 21, 1968, tanks rolled into the Czechoslovak capital of Prague. Warsaw Pact troops abruptly ended the so-called Prague Spring, a period of liberalization and of "socialism with a human face" led by Alexander Dubcek. Photographer Josef Kouldelka, now world-famous, was there as a very talented 'young pant; and recorded it. His photos were smuggled out of the country and distributed by Magnum, the collective he would later join. With the initials P.P. (Prague photographer) underneath, they appeared in the international press and became icons of those dreadful days. Only now, forty years later, Koudelka shows many previously unpublished photos in this book. They show in a raw way the violence, the despair and the horror, the resistance ... The accompanying text describes what happened from hour to hour ... Invasion '68 is therefore an unprecedented treasure for everyone, from historians to photography adepts. Often said but rarely true, this book is now a must.
Publisher: Schilt Publishing; 1st edition (May, 2008)
Softcover: 295 pages
Item weight: 1867 g
Dimensions: 24,9 x 32,2 x 2,2 cm
(New in plastic!)