Božena Rothmayerová Horneková and Alice Masaryková: A Ward and a Mentor (1926–1939)
The book shows the relationship of two remarkable female cultural figures of the 20th century, the textile artist Božena Rothmayerová, née Horneková, and Alice Masaryková. Their relationship culminated during 1926–1939 when Alice Masaryková asked Božena Rothmayerová to decorate the interiors of Prague Castle and other presidential residences. The author presents a unique collection of archival documents – correspondence, notes, drawings, sketches, and examples of the textile production of the artist, all published for the first time. The book includes copies of more than fifty letters, images, and a contribution by the curator Markéta Vinglerová, a documentalist of the artist’s collection in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
Title Božena Rothmayerová Horneková and Alice Masaryková: A Ward and a Mentor (1926–1939) Author/Authors Marie Szadkowská Pages 320 Publication date 2019 Publisher The City of Prague Museum ISBN 978-80-87828-45-8 Our code PU 203 Language Czech Format Hardcover Weight 1125 g Dimensions 175 x 240 mm Recommended retail price 450 Kč