Prague by Jane Pavitt
The extraordinary heritage of Prague has meant that the city is now regarded as one of the artistic and cultural capitals of the world. The turbulent history of the city is reflected in the range and diversity of buildings discussed in this text: from its baroque churches and palaces to the state offices and housing projects of the post-1945 communist era. The guide covers all aspects of Prague's development since its early years, through its periods of both power and decline from the 15th to the 20th century. Particular attention is paid to the architecture of the last 100 years. Since the democratic revolution of 1989, the city has once again become a place of pilgrimage for those interested in architecture and design. This book covers some of the most recent architectural projects to be planned in the city. There are over 150 entries on individual buildings and architectural projects, sub-divided into historical sections. Each entry provides both historical and technical information on the building, as well as precise details on its location and how to get there. The selection includes the well-known landmarks of Prague as well as some of less familiar and out-of-the-way buildings. Maps of the city and its environs are also provided.