The Old Town Hall in Prague – czech book
Weight: 1,091 g
This czech version book, devoted to the history of the Old Town Hall, will provide interesting reading for all lovers of Prague history.479 CZK
This two-hundred-page book entitled simply The Old Town Hall is being published as an extensive reconstruction of the Old Town Hall in Prague – the purpose of which was to return the historic building to its original appearance – is finishing up.
The book examines key moments in the Town Hall’s history from 1338 to the present. A separate chapter in the history of the Town Hall, as well as a vast, richly documented chapter of this book, is dedicated to the history of the Astronomical Clock and its decoration. The book details the Town Hall’s architectural development and its historical halls, describes its sculptural and artistic adornments, and offers an overview of significant burgraves, magistrates, and mayors of Prague. Of special note is a chapter discussing the eight architectural competitions for the rebuilding and completion of the Old Town Hall that took place between 1901 and 1987.
The book is richly illustrated with over 300 historical and current architectural plans, paintings, drawings, and photographs. It is available in both Czech and English.
Publisher: FOIBOS BOOKS s.r.o. 2018
Series: Famous Buildings
Authors: Pavel Vlček (ed.) and a team of authors
Photos: Jiří Podrazil, Martin Frouz
Format: 260x235 mm
Number of pages: 200
Binding: V4 + cover and dust jacket
ISBN 978-80-88258-07-0 cz