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Hejný, Kryštof ; Konečný, Lubomír (advisor) ; Vlček, Tomáš (referee)
The present study centres on perceived blank space within research dedicated to czech ceramics of the second half of the twentieth century. Its purpose is to map and summarize the totality of published period discourse pertinent to the selected topic. Most forms of object oriented expression and production within fired clay medium generated throughout the period of immutability and economic centralization fall into categories defined by terminological adjacency to "non-fine art" education, industrial application and/or modernist material semantics. Study observes a historical, hence limited field whose horizon emerges via questions meaningfully unencumbered by partially mythologized experiences and overreliance on stereotypes in judgement of relative importance of concepts, events and goals. Those have insofar marred attempts for general interpretation. The issue of supplementarity or, in moral terms, inferiority of the medium ran an unsolved red line through the period discourse. Sociological advancement however, whose tools were curated consumption and a mixture of work ethic and esthetic, bracketed ceramic supplemental to industry. Its value was then judged by its adherence to original material dialectic (place of craft, or artistic means, in Theodor Adorno's Esthetic theory, ADORNO 1970). As...

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