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Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984, 1904-1984

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Finding aid for Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vlastislav Hofman Papers and Drawings, 1904-1984, The Getty Research Institution, Los Angeles, Accession number 900189.

Acquisition Information

A collection of architectural and decorative drawings by Hofman was acquired in 1985 (Accession numbers 850909*, 850909**). In 1990, a large collection of papers, printed matter and photographs was purchased from Hofman's esate (Accession number 900189). The oversized drawings were integrated into the collection of papers soon thereafter.

Processing History

The archive was preliminarily processed after acquisition. Elizabeth Durst reorganized the oversized collection and completed the processing and cataloging of the collection in the Fall of 1996. Of the many resources consulted for this task, the following are notable: Vlastislav Hofman, Architektur des böhmischen Kubìsmus by François Burkhardt for verifying the dates and titles of the original works; Vlastislav Hofman: 30 let výtvarnické práce na Českých Jevistíchand La scène moderne Tchèque by Miroslav Rutte and František Michálek Bartoš for identifying individual production designs and researching Hofman's work in the theater; Czech Cubism: Architecture, Furniture, Decorative Artsand Czech Modernism, 1900-1945 for background material on the period; and several exhibition catalogs and curricula vitea for documenting Hofman's professional career.

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