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First Comprehensive Review of Modern Czech Architecture

Architektura: práce ceských architektu 1900–1940 [Architecture: the work of Czech architects]. Vols. I and II (all published).

Prague: Výbor výstavy "Za novou architekturu", 1940. Quartos (31 × 23.7 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; [2], 3–44 and [2], 45–86 pp. Photographs and plans. About very good.

Two volumes published on the occasion of an important architectural exhibition held in May 1940 at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Spread over two floors and the adjacent garden, the exhibition sought to showcase architecture as an art form equal to painting or sculpture, through the best designs of the period from 1900 to 1940. It featured the works of over two hundred architects, such as Jan Kotěra, Josef Gočár, Ladislav Machoná and Bohumír Kozák. The exhibition was complemented with sculptural works, such as busts by Jan Kotěra or Kamil Hilbert by Bohumil Kafka, and glass reliefs by Jan Zrzavý. Attention was also given to questions of urban planning and historical preservation. The exhibition was supplemented with a series of lectures and other events. Excerpts of some of these lectures are printed in these two volumes, which also includes photographs of important visitors viewing the exhibits.

As of October 2023, KVK, OCLC only show two holdings in North America.

Book ID: 52801

Price: $600.00