paperback, 184 pp., 1. edition
translation: Paton, Derek
published: november 2018
recommended price: 420 czk
At the end of the fifteenth century, when the Jagiellons and, later, the first Habsburg rulers sat on the Bohemian throne, the visual style of Prague began to change from medieval to Renaissance.
In this publication, the art historian Eliška Fučíková paints a vivid picture of the Bohemian capital during a time of sweeping change. As she explains, this period saw the development of new architectural motifs across the city. In particular, Prague Castle underwent a distinct transformation, including the construction of now well-known features such as the Royal Tennis Court and Queen Anne’s Summer Palace. Featuring a concise historical overview and a guide to prominent figures of the time, as well as a variety of illustrations—from paintings and prints to contemporary photographs and maps—, Fučíková’s book is a beautiful, enlightening tour through this Renaissance metropolis.