ReD (Revue Devětsilu): modern culture monthly (1927-1931) [Czech]

20 December 2013, dusan

ReD (měsíčník pro moderní kulturu / Revue internationale illustrée de l’activité contemporaine / Internationale Monatsschrift für moderne Gestaltung) was an art magazine published by members of the Czech avant-garde art collective Devětsil.

Thirty numbers were published, with the special issues on the Russian avant-garde, Bauhaus, and photography/film/typography.

Several manifestos appeared in the journal: Toyen and Jindřich Štyrský’s Artificielisme (1:1, 1927), Karel Teige’s second Poetism manifesto [Manifest Poetismu] (1:9, 1928), and the Left Front [Levá fronta]’s founding manifesto (3:2, 1929).

Edited and designed by Karel Teige
Publisher Odeon – Jan Fromek, Prague
via NYPL Digital Library

Devětsil at Monoskop wiki

Each volume in a single PDF (low resolution):
Volume I, 1927-1928 (10 issues, 360 pages)
Volume II, 1928-1929 (10 issues, 324 pages)
Volume III, 1929-1931 (10 issues, 315 pages)

Selected issues in separate PDFs:
The Russian Issue (1:2, Nov 1927)
Foto Film Typo Issue (2:8, Apr 1929)
The Bauhaus Issue (3:5, Feb 1930, partly in German)

JPG pages (search in page annotations):
View online

See also Devětsil: Revoluční sborník (1922), edited by Jaroslav Seifert and Karel Teige, in Czech.

One Response to “ReD (Revue Devětsilu): modern culture monthly (1927-1931) [Czech]”

  1. David on December 23, 2013 2:47 pm


    fantastic, this is almost the christmas gift! Possible to speak in czech? /my email above/


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