Category: art nouveau

Anglická 336/21

Anglická 336/21

A typical example of art nouveau ornamentation from the facade of one of the many historicist townhouses in the Vinohrady area.

Masná 705/1

Masná 705/1

This art nouveau apartment stands on the site of an earlier building, all of which now survives is the original baroque house sign. The symbol of the pike alludes to the name of the brewery which had stood...

Vodičkova 699/30: U Nováků

Vodičkova 699/30: U Nováků

Jan Preisler’s ‘Trade and Industry’ mosaic (1901-2) decorates the facade of the art nouveau department store ‘U Nováků’ (Novak’s) near Wenceslas Square.

Bubenečská 368/21

Bubenečská 368/21

A mural depicting the slaying of a boar – possibly a reference to the legend of Bivoj – decorates the facade of one of the several art nouveau houses built by Jan Petrák in Bubenečská Street.

Bubenečská 351/17

Bubenečská 351/17

Number 17 is one of a row of five fine apartment buildings on this street designed around 1910 by the Dejvice-based architect Jan Petrák. All are decorated with highly-accomplished art nouveau murals. The house on which this one...

Gorazdova 1996/13: U Kapínů

Gorazdova 1996/13: U Kapínů

A pair of raftsmen, bringing timber downriver from southern Bohemia, form part of the group depicted in this beautifully-composed art nouveau facade, which has as its backdrop the distinctive silhouette of Prague castle. Timber transportation in this manner...

Sezimova 402/11

Sezimova 402/11

An extremely fine local example of art nouveau, with the inscription ‘A.D. 1905’. The house, by the architect Antonín Fric, is to be found in the southern district of Nusle.

Zborovská 1204/10

Zborovská 1204/10

Where these apartments now stand, there was once open ground, sloping down to the river from the nearby house built by the baroque architect Kilián Ignac Dientzenhofer. Later there came a church, and finally in 1910, rank upon...

Karlova 178/22

Karlova 178/22

This outstanding art nouveau facade designed by the architect Osvald Polívka was restored in 2005, exactly a hundred years after its completion. The sculpture of a girl with a harp and doves – possibly a representation of Prague’s...

Lesnická 1155/8

Lesnická 1155/8

This flying art nouveau figure from 1907 looks like an allegorical representation of vanity: she is holding a mirror after all, and her floating cloak seems to be impossibly thin and insubstantial. But the clue is in the...