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Czech Architecture and Its Austerity: Fifty Buildings 1989-2004
Rostislav Svácha:
Czech Architecture and Its Austerity
Fifty Buildings 1989-2004
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Czech architecture evolved in a powerful cultural and historical environment that undoubtedly placed a greater emphasis on the conception of architectural forms than the various formal innovations that are seen around the world, innovations that all too frequently employ an approach akin to the design of car bodies while departing from the traditional notion of architecture. Certainly it does not strive to be exhibitionist.

Contrary to that, in this country, architecture continues to be viewed as a traditional cultural discipline, and Czech austerity persists in expanding this cultural nature of architectural work rather than enthusiastically accepting as of yet insufficiently digested forms.

304 pages, Paperback, 8 3/4'' x 10 3/4'' (220 x 300 mm)
300 color illustrations, English
ISBN-13: 978-80-903257-4-6  
ISBN-10: 80-903257-4-2       $ 59.95
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