Barokní architektura v Čechách
[Baroque Architecture in Bohemia]
hardcover, 768 pp., 1. edition
published: may 2015
recommended price: 1200 czk
A group of art historians from Charles University and from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic offers a comprehensive perspective of the story of baroque architecture in Bohemia, summarizing the results of their research in this impressive monograph. The scholars focus not only on leading architects, such as Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, but also on less well-known regional architects who have not been paid due attention. The exposition is set in the broader cultural and social context of the 17th and 18th centuries. The book contains extensive pictorial documentation, which includes reproductions of original designs and ground plans, and, primarily outstanding photographs by Vladimír Uher and Martin Micka.