Category: cubist / deco

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Libušina 49/3

The fragmented geometry of Cubism had a major impact on Bohemian artistic style in the years leading up to the First World War, and it was in Prague above all that Cubist design reached its most complete form....

Jiriho z Podebrad, Prague

Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad: Church of the Sacred Heart

The Church of the Sacred Heart was designed in 1928 by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik and built between 1929 and 1932. His art deco plan integrates design elements of classical architecture such as pediments, friezes and obelisks, with...

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Koulova 1501/15: Hotel International

If the imposing Hotel International in the northern quarter of Dejvice momentarily calls to mind the buildings of downtown New York, that’s deliberate: Stalin’s personal approval of this architectural style was based on his desire to see the...

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Na Dionysce 1717/2

One of four friezes depicting ancient Olympic disciplines (discus, javelin and shot put) decorates the facade of this house on the corner of Zelená and Na Dionysce – aptly named after the Greek god Dionysus. The companion pieces...

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Puškinovo náměstí 584/11

Art deco facade. A few decades earlier these flowers might have formed part of a softer art nouveau design, but the new century’s movement towards strict geometrical patterning is plain to see in this example from the northern...

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Charlese de Gaulla 629/5

Jaroslav Vondrák was one of a generation of young architects who – under the influence of their illustrious teacher Jan Kotěra – was destined to transform the look of domestic architecture in Prague in the 1920s. As well...

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Táborská 317/65

The Czechoslovak Hussite Church was established in 1920, taking as its guiding principle the teachings of the 15th century reformer Jan Hus. The symbol of the chalice denotes his belief that the eucharist should be administered to the...

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Újezd 450/40

These colossal bas-reliefs by the sculptor Jaroslav Brůha decorate the gymnasium wall of the Czech Sokol organization. The movement, which was founded to promote healthy living and physical fitness, was founded in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš. The organization...