Modern Prague Architecture Map

Villa Winternitz / Winternitzova vila, Adolf Loos, Karel Lhota, 1931-32
© Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media

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Modern Prague Architecture Map

Explore the uncompromising beauty of modern Prague architecture with Blue Crow Media's latest architectural guide...

Blue Crow Media team up with architectural historian Adam Štěch and photographer Tomáš Souček for their latest publication, celebrating the uncompromising beauty of modern Prague architecture.

Modern Prague Architecture Map, Published by Blue Crow Media

Featuring 50 buildings from the 1910s to 1990s, by architects including Josef Gočár, Josef Chochol, Pavel Janák, Otakar Novotný, Vlastislav Hofman, and Karel Prager, Modern Prague Map is a two-sided, bilingual guide that informs the reader about architectural delights such as the House of the Black Madonna, Legion Bank, Josef Chocho’s Apartment Building on Neklanova Street/ Obytná budova, and Emil Králíček’s Cubist lamp post.

In his introductory essay, Adam Štěch writes: “Important historical events are imprinted on the walls of Prague’s architecture. In almost every street in Prague we can find various examples of architecture from all decades of the last century; from the phenomenon that is Czech Cubism to our unique take on Postmodernism and High-Tech architecture.”

The latest in a long line of architecture maps, Modern Prague seeks to place the Czech Republic capital’s 20th century architecture within its historical context, whilst inspiring locals and tourists to observe remarkable buildings from Cubism to Functionalism, Modernism to Postmodernism.

With Souček’s beautiful imagery accompanied by text in both English and Czech, Modern Prague Map is available at independent bookstores worldwide and directly from bluecrowmedia.com

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Palace of Culture (Now Conference Palace) / Palác kultury (Dnes Konferenční palác), Jaroslav Mayer, Jaroslav Trávníček, Josef Karlík, Ivan Lejčar, 1974-81

Palace of Culture (Now Conference Palace) / Palác kultury (Dnes Konferenční palác), Jaroslav Mayer, Jaroslav Trávníček, Josef Karlík, Ivan Lejčar, 1974-81 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Apartment Building / Obytný dům, Martin Rainer, 1938

Apartment Building / Obytný dům, Martin Rainer, 1938 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

House of the Black Madonna / U Černé Matky Boží, Josef Gočár, 1911-12

House of the Black Madonna / U Černé Matky Boží, Josef Gočár, 1911-12 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

The New Stage of the National Theatre / Nová scéna Národního divadla, Karel Prager, Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtova, 1977-83

The New Stage of the National Theatre / Nová scéna Národního divadla, Karel Prager, Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtova, 1977-83 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Cubist Lamp Post, Kubistická lampa, Emil Králíček, 1913

Cubist Lamp Post, Kubistická lampa, Emil Králíček, 1913 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Church of Saint Wenceslas / Kostel Svatého Václava, Josef Gočár, 1930

Church of Saint Wenceslas / Kostel Svatého Václava, Josef Gočár, 1930
© Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Legion Bank / Banka československých legií, Josef Gočár, 1921-23

Legion Bank / Banka československých legií, Josef Gočár, 1921-23 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

ČKD Building / Dům ČKD, Jan Šrámek, Alena Šrámková, 1975-83

ČKD Building / Dům ČKD, Jan Šrámek, Alena Šrámková, 1975-83 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Kotva Department Store / Obchodní dům Kotva, Věra Machoninová, Vladimír Machonin, 1970-75

Kotva Department Store / Obchodní dům Kotva, Věra Machoninová, Vladimír Machonin, 1970-75
© Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Apartment Building on Neklanova Street / Obytná budova, Josef Chocho, 1912-14

Apartment Building on Neklanova Street / Obytná budova, Josef Chocho, 1912-14 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

Main Train Station Extension / Přístavba Hlavního nádraží, Josef Danda, Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek, Alena Šrámková, Zdeněk Rothbauer, 1972-79

Main Train Station Extension / Přístavba Hlavního nádraží, Josef Danda, Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek, Alena Šrámková, Zdeněk Rothbauer, 1972-79 © Tomáš Souček for Blue Crow Media.

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