Architecture and Czech Politics from the 19th to 21st Centuries

Published October 31, 2022

The publication traces architecture and politics in their mutual, reciprocal relations and is the final output of a five-year research project of the same name carried out by UMPRUM teachers, graduates and doctoral students in the field of theory and history of art, headed by Cyril Říha.

Over the last 150 years, Czech politics has been shaped in an environment of diverse state formations. It has undergone many fundamental changes, which have altered its spatial framework and state structure. The research and the publication look at architecture not only as a passive means of national and state representation but also as an active component that co-shapes the social and political sphere.

The research and publication are accompanied by an exhibition of the same name at the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava.

You can find more information about the book here.