Publications by Marta Filipová


Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art (New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2019)

Edited books and journals

Cultures of International Exhibitions 1840-1940. Great Exhibitions in the Margins (Ashgate Publishing, 2015). Authored chapters: “Introduction” (1-22) and “’The Forefront of the Great Commercial Centres of England.’ Wolverhampton’s Exhibitions of 1869 and 1902” (137-166).

Rituals and ceremonies in Central and Eastern Europe. A special issue of Centropa. A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts, vol. XII, no. 1 (2012).

Možnosti vizuálních studií. Obrazy-texty-interpretace [Visual Studies and its Futures. Images-Texts-Interpretations]. Co-edited with M. Rampley (Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2007). Authored chapters: “Úvod“(Introduction), 5–20; “Vizuální studia v českém prostředí” (Visual studies in the Czech context), 213–226.


Simplified Authenticity: Anthropological Displays at World’s Fairs and Exhibitions,’  Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 32.1 (2023) DOI:

The theatre of exhibitions: Czechoslovakia at the International Exhibition in Paris, 1937,’ Journal of Design History (2021)

‘”Highly Civilized, yet Very Simple”: Images of the Czechoslovak State and Nation at Interwar World’s Fairs,’ Nationalities Papers (2021)

“The Czech Vienna School and the Art of the ‘Small People'”, Journal of Art Historiography, 22 (2020)

“What shall we do with it?’ Finding a place for Alfons Mucha’s Slav Epic,” The Austrian History Yearbook 46 (2015) pp. 203–227.

“Between East and West. The Vienna School and the Idea of Czechoslovak Art,” The Journal of Art Historiography 8 (2013)

“National treasure or a redundant relic? The roles of the vernacular in Czech art” RIHA Journal (Journal of the Research Institutes of the History of Art) 0066 (26 February 2013)

”The Construction of a National Identity in Czech Art History,” Centropa. A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts 8.3 (2008) pp. 257–271.

Chapters in edited books

“Exhibiting continuity and rupture. Exhibitions of arts and industries in Austria Hungary and Czechoslovakia,” in Paul Miler – Claire Morelon, eds. As If There Had Been No Revolution At All.” Continuity and Rupture With the Habsburg Regime, 1914 to Today (Berghahn Books, forthcoming in 2018) pp. 114–143.

“Czech Crystal or Bohemian Glass? The Nationality of Design in the Czech Republic,” in Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei, eds., Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Berghahn Books, 2016) pp. 141–155.

“Ephemeral Ideologies. Exhibitions and the Politics of Display, 1891-1958,” in Miklós Székely, ed. Ephemeral Architecture in Central-Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2016) pp. 221–234.

“Czechoslovakia and Czech art history between nationalism and internationalism. Challenges to art history in the new state,” Études balkaniques 4 (2008): Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Central and South-Eastern Europe 1850–1950, pp. 148–164.


Review of Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Čapek and His Generation, 1911–1938 by Thomas Ort (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Austrian History Yearbook 48 (2017) pp. 320–322.

Review of Silent Revolutions in Ornament: Studies in Applied Arts and Crafts from 1880–1930 by Lada Hubatová-Vacková, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture 2, no. 2 (2013) pp. 240–242.

Review of Prague: The Capital of the Century. A Surrealist History by Derek Sayer, The Times Higher Education, 30 May 2013, p. 48.

Encyclopaedia entries

“František Hudeček,” Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press (2012)

“Milan Knížák,” Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press (2012)

“Roman Ondák,” Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press (2012)


Vincenc Kramář, “The Origin and State of Modern Still-Life: The Creative Act of Caravaggio”, (originally published in Volné směry XXIII [1924-1925], 129-160 and 177-188), Art in Translation 4, no. 3 (2012), 301-334.

Emil Filla, “Edvard Munch and Our Generation,” (originally published in Volné směry XXXVI, [1938-49]), Art in Translation 4, no. 2 (2012), 137-147.

Emil Filla, “Edvard Munch and Our Generation,” (originally published in Volné směry XXXVI, [1938-49]) in Art in Translation 4, no. 2 (2012), 137-147.

František Šmejkal, “Kurt Schwitters and Prague”, (originally published in Umení, 34, no. 6 [1986]), Art in Translation 3, no. 1 (2011), 53-68.

Hubert Guzik, “The Diogenes Family: The Collectivization of Accomodation in Bohemia 1905-1948)”, (originally published in Umení [2006]), Art in Translation 1, no. 3 (2009), 381-417.

Opnamedatum: 2016-12-02

Glass box produced by Ludwig Moser and Sons, Karlovy Vary, 1925 – photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam