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Walks through Prague that both bring the history of the city to life and take the visitor on a fascinating journey through time: The comprehensive guidebook to modern architecture of Prague shows its development from the Art Nouveau and beginnings of the Modern Style at the turn of the 20th century, the unique Cubist buildings from the years before World War I, the "National Style" of the newly established Czechoslovak Republic, the functionalist avantgarde of the inter-war period, the most remarkable examples of post-World War II buildings, and the revival of architectural production after 1989. 200 pages encompass 225 entries presenting buildings from 1900 to 1997. Each of them contains a descriptive text, black/white period photographs, selected entries are provided with plans. City map on 14 gatefold pages, registers according to architects, chronology, and typology. The pocket-sized book is an indispensable companion to everybody's discovering the vast architectural heritage of the Czech capital.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.71" Width: 5.07" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Apr 22, 1999
ISBN 3211832297 ISBN13 9783211832295
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Handy guide to accessible landmarks of 20th C architecture Feb 22, 2000
The concise Prague, 20th Century Architecture is easily the best current guide to an architecture that until 1989 was mostly inaccessible to the culture vultures of the heroic period of architecture (the period between the wars, to others). Arranged in geographical order, the entries spiral clockwise from the center of Prague's old and new town (Stare and Nove Mesto). Collected are veritable gems from Art Nouveau (a style that flourished during the Belle Époque is Prague with equal facility as is Paris and Bruxelles), each illustrated with a small photograph, basic information, and its location on a map keyed by numerical order. A summary overview of Prague's development precedes the entries, and these are followed by a useful chronological register, list of architects, and list by functional groups (housing, schools, etc.)