Orbis Publishing House, Czechoslovakia
Orbis Publishing House (Orbis Nakladatelství ) was located at 46 Stalinova (today, 46 Vinohradská) Street in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The origins of Orbis go back to 1921 when it was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In that period, Orbis turned out literature concerning politics, sociology, art, technology, economics and tourism. It also published newspapers and magazines. Under the state-controlled economy of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (from 1948 to 1989), Orbis was placed under the control of the Ministry of Information and it served as the main publishing house of the government turning out books, posters, political literature, and it had a music division. In 1948, Orbis merged with the Neubert Printing Works.
Sources & Citations
Nový, L. (1994). Czech philosophy in the XXth century. Bucharest: Paideia Press
Czechoslovak Life (1971). 50th Anniversary of Orbis. Prague: Orbis Publishing (Page 123)
Šmeral, B. (1921). Fifty years of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Prague: KSČ
neugraf.cz/en/project (company history)