August 1968
by Ladislav Bielik (9788080856045)

August 1968
 

Ladislav Bielik


Release Date: 01 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 72
Language: Multiple Languages
Category: Photojournalism
Publisher: Art Stock Books Ltd
ISBN: 9788080856045
ISBN-10: 8080856044



In August 1968, photojournalist Ladislav Bielik documented the end of the Prague Spring at the hands of the Warsaw Pact's armies. Of the 187 photos he took of that tumultuous time, one of the most famous was of a bare-chested man in front of the occupier's tank. The image has become one of the best known and most significant pictures of the 20th century. This splendid volume shows most of the shots hidden in the cellar of Bielik's house from the secret police. His son discovered the photos by chance and organized their transfer to the West where they have been published. This volume also provides a brief history of the reasons for the Prague Spring, and the events that took place after it was brutally crushed by the authorities. This volume documents an exhilarating time in Eastern European history, and its somber, heartbreaking end.

AUD $110.95

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