Olgoj Chorchoj: Logic of Emotion

Olgoj Chorchoj: Logic of Emotion
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Lada Hubatová-Vacková, Rostislav Koryčánek (eds.)

Olgoj Chorchoj: Logic of Emotion


Designers and architects Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček have founded their studio - named Olgoj Chorchoj - in 1990. Since 2000 they are the directors of the Atelier of Product Design on the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In the Czech and global context olgoj Chorchoj belongs to the top of their domain. The book introduces the professional career of Olgoj Chorchoj in the area of design, architecture, exhibition in the form of original essays and through the complete list of their realizations. The production of Olgoj Chorchoj in the years 1990-2016 is symptomatic for the introduction of a wider range of postcomunist transformation (in the area of practical design, art education, factory manufacturing and restart of the capitalist market economy). On the level of history and design theory the activity of Olgoj Chorchoj is remarkable of the early inclination towards emotive post-modernism and later sway towards simple, logical principles of neomodernism. The publication is published at the occasion of a retrospective exhibition organized in Museum of Applied Arts of Moravian Gallery in Brno (9. 12. 2016–16. 4. 2017). Authors of the texts are Tulga Beyerle, Andrea Březinová, David Crowley, Michael Horsham, Lada Hubatová-Vacková, Rostislav Koryčánek, Adam Štěch, Petr Volf, Jan Wollner.

Contents:

Introduction: From Emotion to Logic and Back Again. Lada Hubatová-Vacková, Rostislav Koryčánek
Design Olgoj Chorchoj - SocMo + PoMo + NeoMo + Czech-tech. Lada Hubatová-Vacková
The Enlarged Field of Design. Rostislav Koryčánek
The Scope and Limits of the Studio of Product Design. Adam Štěch, Jan Wolner
Modernism Redux. David Crowley
A Selective History of Design Exhibitions and Olgoj Chorchoj. Lada Hubatová-Vacková, Jan Wolner
Olgoj Chorchoj: East is West. Michael Horsham
Olgoij Chorchoj: Contemporary Design and the Reboot of Old Czech Factories. Tula Beyerle
Needful Things: An Interview with Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček. Petr Volf

Olgoj Chorchoj: Catalogue, 1990 - 2016
Design Catalogue (DC), 1990 - 2016. Andrea Březinová, Lada Hubatová-Vacková
Architecture Calatolgue (AC), 1991 - 2016. Andrea Březinová, Rostislav Koryčánek
Exhibition Design Catalogue (EDC), 1994 - 2016. Andrea Březinová, Lada Hubatová-Vacková
Graduate Catalogue (GC), 2000 - 2016. Lada Hubatová-Vacková
Biographies, Associates, Interns. Selective Bibliography. List of Exhibitions. Andrea Březinová
Summary / Zusammenfassung
Profiles
Index

Moravian Gallery in Brno and Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, 2016, 225 x 285 mm, 249 pages, ISBN 978-80-7027-301-2