The difference is best seen when we arrange the series series next to each other. In the famous edition suhrkamp, a rainbow effect arises because designer Willy Fleckhaus has assigned one color spectrum to each volume, while the Small Series of Contemporary World Prose and The Paths edition turn into a collection of abstract paintings. Czech artists did not treat them conceptually as Fleckhaus, but artistically, following the pattern of their free creation. Curated by Jan Wollner.
A selection of several book editions published in the 1960s in Czechoslovakia and Germany showed how contrasting their design was.
Prague, January 2020