Prague

  • Auteur: Richard Burton
  • ISBN: 9781902669632
  • Date de sortie: 2003-01
  • Collection: Signal Books
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A treasure house of Gothic, baroque and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols: statues, saints and signs reveal a turbulent history of religious and cultural conflict. As Kafka's nightmare city and home of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech capital also produced two of the twentieth century's emblematic writers. Richard Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical allusion, in which politics and drama have always been intertwined. His interpretation of the city's cultural past and present encompasses opera and rock music, puppetry and cinema, surrealism and socialist realism.

Prague

  • Auteur: Arthur Phillips
  • ISBN: 1588362833
  • Date de sortie: 2002-09-17
  • Collection: Random House
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune—financial, romantic, and spiritual—in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague, where the atmospheric decay of post–Cold War Europe is even more cinematically perfect, have it better. Still, they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making. What they actually find is a deceptively beautiful place that they often fail to understand. What does it mean to fret about your fledgling career when the man across the table was tortured by two different regimes? How does your short, uneventful life compare to the lives of those who actually resisted, fought, and died? What does your angst mean in a city still pocked with bullet holes from war and crushed rebellion? Journalist John Price finds these questions impossible to answer yet impossible to avoid, though he tries to forget them in the din of Budapest’ s nightclubs, in a romance with a secretive young diplomat, at the table of an elderly cocktail pianist, and in the moody company of a young man obsessed with nostalgia. Arriving in Budapest one spring day to pursue his elusive brother, John finds himself pursuing something else entirely, something he can’t quite put a name to, something that will draw him into stories much larger than himself. With humor, intelligence, masterly prose, and profound affection for both Budapest and his own characters, Arthur Phillips not only captures his contemporaries but also brilliantly renders the Hungary of past and present: the generations of failed revolutionaries and lyric poets, opportunists and profiteers, heroes and storytellers.

Prague

  • Auteur: Barbara Drake Boehm
  • ISBN: 1588391612
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Avant Guide Prague

  • Auteur: Dan Levine
  • ISBN: 9781891603136
  • Date de sortie: 2001-01-01
  • Collection: Empire Press
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Celebrates the lesser-known aspects of Prague, within and outside of the city, in a guide that includes features on the latest cultural happenings and an insider's perspective on how Prague's history shapes the region's customs and philosophies. Reprint.

Prague

  • Auteur: Neil Wilson
  • ISBN: 1741796687
  • Date de sortie: 2010
  • Collection: Lonely Planet
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Two expert authors with more than 40 years' Prague experience. Full-colour section on Prague's captivating architecture. Go beyond Prague with our expanded coverage of excursions from the Czech capital. Lonelyplanet.com/prague - visit the website for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveller insights.

Prague 20th Century Architecture

  • Auteur: Michael Kohout
  • ISBN: 9783211832295
  • Date de sortie: 1999-04-22
  • Collection: Springer Science & Business Media
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This pocket-sized yet comprehensive guidebook to modern architecture in Prague shows its development from the Art Nouveau and beginnings of the Modern Style at the turn of the 20th century, the unique Cubist buildings from the years before World War I, the "National Style" of the newly established Czechoslovak Republic, the functionalist avant-garde of the inter-war period, the most remarkable examples of post-World War II buildings, and the revival of architectural production after 1989. 200 pages cover 220 buildings spanning the period 1900 to 1997. Each entry contains a descriptive text, period photographs, and selected entries are provided with plans. An indispensable companion for discovering the vast architectural heritage of the Czech capital.

Time Out Prague

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  • ISBN: 9780140289480
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Penguin Books
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