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Stefan, Josef Stefan, Josefyō´zĕf shtĕf´än, 1835-93, Austrian physicist.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann -> Philosophy The Tractatus Wittgenstein's philosophical thought is unified by a constant concern with the relationship between language, mind, and reality; but it divides into two importantly different phases.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johannloŏt´vĬkh yō´zĕf yō´hän vĬt´genshtīn, 1889-1951, Austrian philosopher, b.
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 Norbert Capek
Josef was a tailor and a religious agnostic, Marie a devout Roman Catholic.
At age 18 Capek resigned from the Roman Catholic Church and was baptized a Baptist.
Capek defined religious education as "an endeavor to awaken the inner forces of the child and teach him how to organize, harmonize and adapt them to the ever-changing influences which come to him from outside." He identified five 'fundamental' and five 'supplementary feelings and abilities' which a modern religious education should elicit from a child.
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 At home abroad by Roger Kimball
Capek arrived in Folkestone at the end of May. He was met by Czech friends and instantly bundled into a train for London.
Capek brings just the right mixture of admiration and affectionate deprecation to bear on his subject; he gives his curiosity free rein, but tempers both praise and deflation with humor; he is as alive to human accomplishment as he is to human folly, and it is rare that he discovers one unmodified by the other.
Capek provides amusing caricatures and descriptions of John Galsworthy, G. Chesterton (“I have drawn him flying, in the first place because I was only able to get a rather fleeting impression of him and then because of his heavenly exuberance”), H.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/20/jan02/capek.htm   (1521 words)

 The Prague Post Online
Josef Capek -- brother, housemate and sometime collaborator of the more famous Karel --; is a significant Czech painter froam the first half of the 20th century.
This exhibition is cleverly curated to avoid presenting Josef Capek primarily as a leading avant-garde artist (though he was certainly part of that scene).
Capek's depictions of streetwalkers are sallow, sickly and haunting figures with freakish faces looming in the darkened streets.
www.praguepost.com /P03/2004/Art/0108/galler.php   (703 words)

 Surreal buildings and real people
Capek and his brother had an interest in architecture which might be due to the fact that Capek was interested in mathematics and calculation as well - just like Max Brod who wrote that Tycho Brahe book about calculations in astronomy.
Josef Chochol was a pupil of Otto Wagner, the Viennese arte-nova architect (who designed many houses and railway stations in Vienna, plus the Majolica House cf Vienna part 3).
Josef Capek's brother, called Karel, became friends with Max Brod, and with RUR wrote a novel that very much influenced our vocabulary - when we talk about Robots, we use a Czech word that means work.
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 The Gardener's Year (Modern Library Gardening) (Karel Capek , Josef Capek , Verlyn Klinkenborg)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Karel Capek wrote those words in 1929 when he was 39 years old.
We are a greedy lot, obsessed with dirt, happy in a wagon load of s___, and hostile to many-legged life forms, but, we are also the best sort of human beings who understand the meaning and importance of life.
Capek's writing reminds me of that of Henry Mitchell who wrote two columns (one on gardening the other on "everyday" philosophy) for the Washington Post.
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 Karel Capek
Josef Capek died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945 and not in the Terezin concentration camp as I incorrectly stated before.
A scan of the 1925 version of Josef Capek's short story shows clearly that Josef used the word "automat" in his writing.
The English version of Capek's famous 1924 essay "Why I am not a Communist" has been added to the website.
capek.misto.cz /english   (439 words)

 AllRefer.com - Josef capek (Russian And Eastern European Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Josef capek, Russian And Eastern European Literature, Biographies
Josef capek[yO´sefchA´pek] Pronunciation Key, 1887–1945, Czech writer and painter.
As a painter, Josef capek developed an original primitivist style.
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 Karel Capek - Who did actually invent the word "robot" and what does it mean?
The word which is derived from the czech noun "robota" meaning "labor" is an accomplishement of Capek's older brother, the cubist painter and writer Josef Capek.
Some claim that the word "robot" was first used in Josef Capek's short story Opilec (the Drunkard) published in the collection Lelio in 1917.
According to the Capek brother's Society in Prague this is not correct.
capek.misto.cz /english/robot.html   (354 words)

 Jack's Bugs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Josef wrote The Insect Play he was concerned with the species becoming no more than a large insect colony.
Josef was a Cubist painter and was concerned with the Dada art of the unconscious.
After Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, Josef was sent to a concentration camp.
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 International School Moshi: The Insect Play
Josef won a considerable reputation as a painter of the Cubist school, later developing his own playful primitive style.
Following Hitler's invasion of 1939, Josef Capek was sent to a German concentration camp.
Karel Capek became a journalist and for a time stage manager of the theatre in Vinohrady.
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 Josef Capek at Philly Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
josef capek was born in Czechoslovakia in 1887.
Olga Scheinpflugová, josef Čapek a Karel Čapek (1935) www.galerieart.cz
den tjeckiske författaren och konstnären josef capek (1887-1945).
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 The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book: Presentation Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Capek was a writer and painter, as well as designing book covers.
I propose to show the work of Josef Capek and to speak about his place within the Czech Avant-garde movement (including other renowned artists/designers such as Karel Teige and Ladislav Sutnar), and how his work influences book design today.
Currently, she is working on two publications/exhibitions: “The Bookcovers of Josef Capek” and the “History of Czechoslovakia in Posters: 1918-1993”.
book-conference.com /ProposalSystem/Presentations/P000442   (741 words)

 artnet.com: Resource Library: Capek, Josef   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He studied weaving (1901–3) in Vrchlabí and then from 1904 to 1910 decorative painting at the School of Applied Arts in Prague, where he was influenced by the highly decorative art of the Secession.
In 1910 they went to Paris for nearly a year, where Josef Capek studied painting at the Académie Colarossi and became a friend of Apollinaire.
Capek attempted to modify Cubism by introducing elements of Expressionism and Symbolism.
www.artnet.com /library/01/0138/T013816.asp   (444 words)

 Alibris: Josef Capek
The Czech writer Karel Capek (1890-1938) was renowned for his satirical play R.U.R., in which he coined the word "robot" (from the Czech word for "peasant")--a blistering attack on technology in the service of regimentation.
Like traditional fairy tales, Capek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs.
by Capek, Karel, and Capek, Josef, and Icapek, Karel
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 Karel Capek --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
From 1907 until well into the 1920s he wrote much of his work with his brother Josef, a painter, who illustrated several of Karel's books.
The son of a country doctor, Capek was born on Jan. 9, 1890, in Malé Svatonovice, Bohemia (now in Czech Republic).
This includes many forms of caricature: Josef Capek, the brother of Karel Capek, is remembered for a series of drawings, entitled The Dictator's Boots, from the time when Adolf Hitler was ascending to power.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9318660?tocId=9318660   (615 words)

 Czech Literature - After Máj
Much of Karel Capek's work was written with his brother Josef Kapek (1887 - 1945), a painter, who illustrated several of Karel's books.
Capek brothers' play R.U.R (Rossum's Universal Robots) coined the modern use of the word "robot" which comes from the Czech word "robota", meaning "forced labour".
Josef Skvorecky left his native Czechoslovakia during the 1968 invasion and immigrated to Canada.
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 Biography of Karel Capek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Born on January 9, 1890 at Male Svatonovice, Karel Capek was a leading literary figure during the two decades of Czech independence beginning in 1918.
A champion of democracy, Capek wrote a biography of the Czech president, T.G. Masaryrk and satirized dictatorships in his novel, War with the Newts.
His death on Christmas day in 1938 saved him from sharing the fate of his brother and literary partner, Josef, who was arrested and deported to a concentration camp when the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.
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 Josef Capek (1887 - 1945) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Josef Capek was one of the first supporters of Cubism who worked outside of France.
Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: MMA-1, 1970
Josef Bekel, Portrait of the Composer Karl Czerny, 1836
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Josef Capek was born in Hronov (Czechoslovakia) in 1887.
First a painter of the Cubist school, he later developed his own playful primitive style.
He wrote 'Poems from a Concentration Camp' in the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, where he died in 1945.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/JOSEF+CAPEK   (150 words)

 Karel Capek, Josef Capek Biography
Born in Male Svatonovice, Bohemia (later part of Czechoslovakia), the Capek brothers were the sons of Antonín Capek, the village doctor, and his wife, Bozena Capekova, an intellectual.
Josef Capek was born in 1887, and his brother Karel followed on January 9, 1890, nearly three years later.
Karel was always sickly; Josef was a strong influence and his brother’s protector.
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 Josef Capek -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Josef Capek -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Adam Stvoritel (Adam the Creator) - with (Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)) Karel Capek
Dasenjka, or the life of a young dog (Dášeňka) - with (Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)) Karel Capek, illustrated by Josef
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 The enchanting but real world of Karel and Josef Capek's "Fairytales" - 02-11-2003 - Radio Prague
And the book we'll be discussing specially is "Fairytales" by Karel and Josef Capek, which exists in an English version published by Albatros.
His brother, Josef Capek, was a painter primarily, but he also wrote some philosophical texts and he was also an illustrator of children's books."
That's never the case, and perhaps I could compare Karel Capek a little bit to Roald Dahl, who did a lot to move the writing of children's literature ahead.
www.radio.cz /en/article/46929   (2077 words)

 Amazon.com: R. U. R. and the Insect Play (Oxford Paperbacks): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is an obvious formalism in the dialogue which places it in its period but the social themes and commentary remain pertinent for a modern audience.
The vision Capek had which is so predictive of our modern relationship with science and invention is truly amazing.
It is important to keep in mind when reading the Insect Play that Josef Capek died in a Nazi concentration camp.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0192810103?v=glance   (828 words)

 ttgapers.com store - The Gardener's Year (Modern Library Gardening) - Karel Capek - Product Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the internationally acclaimed Czech writer Karel Capek comes this beautifully written and marvelously apt account of the trials and tribulations of the gardener’s life.
First published in Prague in 1929, The Gardener’s Year combines a richly comic portrait of life in the garden, narrated month by month, with a series of delightful illustrations by the author’s older brother and collaborator, Josef.
This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg, a New York Times editorialist and the author of Making Hay and The Last Fine Time.
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 Karel Capek --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The son of a country doctor, Capek suffered all his life from a spinal disease, and writing seemed a compensation.
He studied philosophy in Prague, Berlin, and Paris and in 1917 settled in Prague as a writer and journalist.
"Capek, Karel." Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9020131   (596 words)

 Books.MusicaBona.Com | Capek Karel, Karel Capek: The Gardener's Year
Karel Capek was a great Czech novelist and playwright.
Josef Capek was a leading figure in the Czech Cubist and Expressionist movement.
Pollan is a contributing editor to Harper's magazine and a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine.
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 Capek on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A selection of Joseph Capek books available and get free delivery on orders over £20.
Capek makes it a point to describe the difference between the...
Compare Capek's Bookshelf and others books prices from Joseph Capek.
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