Category: art nouveau

Maiselova 41/21

Maiselova 41/21

The ‘asanace’ (or cleansing) of the old Jewish town of Prague began in earnest in 1895. Synagogues were preserved, but six hundred ordinary dwellings were destroyed in favour of a ambitious new streetplan. Central to the reconstruction was...

Pařížská 98/17: Old Synagogue Restaurant

Pařížská 98/17: Old Synagogue Restaurant

Elaborately painted and gilded stucco-work adorns the art-nouveau facade of The Old Synagogue restaurant in Prague’s Josefov district, designed in 1906 by the architects František Weyr and Richard Klenka of Vlastimil. The restaurant – whose name can be...

Charkovská 518/22

Charkovská 518/22

Art nouveau detailing on the facade of a row of very fine town houses in the suburb of Vršovice. This building, along with its neighbour, number 20, were probably designed with the collaboration of architect Josef Pospíšil.

Vojtěšská 216/13: Elementary School

Vojtěšská 216/13: Elementary School

The highly decorative art-nouveau facade of an elementary school (základní škola) in Prague’s New Town. The current school was built in 1906 on the site of an earlier institution dating from 1882. The coats of arms are those...

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...