The Czech capital city Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and worldwide. Millions of tourists who visit the Golden City each year, usually associate its architectural heritage with beautiful Gothic, Baroque and even Renaissance buildings.
But people who venture beyond the obvious tourist spots, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge or Old Town Square, can discover a multitude of treasures from other epochs. Throughout Prague, you can find countless gems of Art Nouveau, known in Czech as secese.
Petr Wittlich is a professor of art history at Charles University in Prague and one of Europe’s foremost experts on nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. He takes readers on a tour of the most significant examples of Art Nouveau in Czechia's capital, such as the Municipal House, the main railway station or Grand Hotel Evropa. The author visits also the works of such Art Nouveau sculptors as František Bílek, Ladislav Šaloun or Stanislav Sucharda.
This is the second edition of this book. It is illustrated with over 100 beautiful colour photographs by Jan Malý. The author has also provided exact addresses of the discussed structures, which means that Art Nouveau Prague can also be used as a guidebook. All in all, it is a must-have position for all Prague fans interested in Art Nouveau.