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The architecture of new Prague, 1895-1945

Author: Rostislav �Sv�acha ; translated by Alexandra B�uchler ; photographs by Jan Mal�y ; foreword by Kenneth Frampton ; essay by Eric Dluhosch. Mal�y, Jan.Rostislav ŠváchaJan MalýAlexandra BüchlerKenneth FramptonAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the architecture of Prague from the turn of the century to the end of World War II. The book documents the architects, structures and theoretical underpinnings that helped to shape Prague's cultural heritage and present-day artistic spirit.
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Genre/Form: History
Dessins et plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rostislav �Sv�acha ; translated by Alexandra B�uchler ; photographs by Jan Mal�y ; foreword by Kenneth Frampton ; essay by Eric Dluhosch. Mal�y, Jan. ; Rostislav Švácha; Jan Malý; Alexandra Büchler; Kenneth Frampton; Eric Dluhosch
ISBN: 0262193582 9780262193580
OCLC Number: 31710486
Language Note: Translation of: Od moderny k funkcionalismu.
Description: xxxi, 573 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Coming of age in the new Prague, Eric Dluhosch. Part 1 The modern style in the streets of Prague: premodern Prague; the modernization of Prague; from late historicism to the modern style; the ornamental modern style; the geometrical modern style. Part 2 The prism and the pyramid: pyramidal cubism; rondocubism versus purism. Part 3 Toward a new Prague: architecture and town planning of greater Prague; neoclassicism; last stages of the modern style and cubism; purism; scientific and emotional functionalism. Part 4 Architecture and the great depression: architectural design at the time of economic crisis; scientific functionalism - from extreme to compromise; emotional functionalism - between organic architecture and classicism; the end of the avant-garde.
Other Titles: Od moderny k funkcionalismu.
Responsibility: Rostislav Švácha ; translated by Alexandra Büchler ; photographs by Jan Malý ; foreword by Kenneth Frampton ; essay by Eric Dluhosch.

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