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Praha barokní

Praha barokní

[Baroque Prague]

Vlnas, Vít

subjects: Prague, art, architecture and urban studies
series: Prague Series

paperback, 328 pp., 1. edition
published: november 2017
ISBN: 978-80-246-3610-8
recommended price: 420 czk



Baroque Prague, covers the period in the history of Prague starting with the Battle of White Mountain through the Enlightenment, from 1620 to the 1780s. Vít Vlnas, a renowned Czech art historian, captured Prague in this period in its material and spiritual transformations as a compact cultural phenomenon, which left its marks on the contemporary face of the city, as it is the baroque style that to a large extent determines the city genius loci. This erudite scholar guides readers through the city from Prague Castle to Vyšehrad, via Hradčany, Lesser Town, Old and New Towns, also covering baroque monuments located outside of the historical city center in a special section. In addition to historical images and photographs of exteriors, the text is also accompanied by maps indicating the location of the monuments and a glossary of prominent figures.

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