The Fostinum

The collector is the true resident of the interior.  The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one. 

                                                                                              - Walter Benjamin

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Czech photography, Czech photographers, Central European photography, German photography, Austrian photography, Hippolyte Arnoux, Pascal Sebah, Felice Beato, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon), Eugène Atget, Jindřich (Heinrich) Eckert, Zikmund (Sigmund) Reach, Otto Dítě, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Lehnert & Landrock, Jindřich Vaněk, Heinrich Kuehn, Heinrich Kühn, André Kertész, John Heartfield, Rudolf Koppitz, František Drtikol, Bohumil Šťastný, Atelier de Sandalo, Rudolf de Sandalo, Josef Sudek, Anton Josef Trčka (Antios), Schlosser & Wenisch, Lotte Jacobi, Germaine Krull, Carl van Vechten, Hans Finsler, Studio Manasse (Olga Wlassics), Jaromir Funke, Trude Fleischmann, Robert Doisneau, Tibor Honty, Jindřich Brok, Herbert List, Vilém Reichmann, Miroslav Tichý, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Czech cubism, Czech functionalism, Czech functionalist architecture, Český funkcionalismus, Český kubismus, Expressionist Architecture, Expressionistische Architektur

The Fostinum - A Photograph Collection


“The collector is the true resident of the interior.  He makes his concern the transfiguration of things.  To him falls the Sisyphean task of divesting things of their commodity character by taking possession of them.  But he bestows on them only connoisseur value, rather than use value.  The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one — one in which, to be sure, human beings are no better provided with what they need than in the everyday world, but in which things are freed from the drudgery of being useful.”

                                                                            - Walter Benjamin, The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility.

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Nadar - Georges Sand, albumen printNadar - Alexandre Dumas, albumen printNadar - Victor Hugo, in memoriam, albumen printNadar - Self-portrait (Publicity photo to raise funds for Le Géant), albumen printNadar - Hot air balloons, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt in Tosca, 1882, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt as Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), 1889, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt, 1890, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt as Gismonda, albumen printNadar - Edmond de Goncourt