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2 edition of Prague in pictures. found in the catalog.

Prague in pictures.

Karel Plicka

Prague in pictures.

by Karel Plicka

  • 308 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Orbis in Praha .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsWirth, Zdeněk, 1878-1961.
The Physical Object
Pagination37p., 217 plates ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20697017M

Prague is the equal of Paris in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium. The Velvet Revolution that freed the Czechs from communism bequeathed to Europe a gem of a city to stand beside stalwarts such as Rome, Paris and London. Not surprisingly, visitors from around the world have come in droves, and on a hot summer's day it can.   Well, one book you need to read is Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. Kafka was a Czech writer who lived in Prague, and many people say the book is an allegory of life in Prague for the Jews. Also a good read if you like (or are horrified by) insects!!

Get this from a library! Prague pictures: portraits of a city. [John Banville] -- "John Banville traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it, the emperors and princes, geniuses and charlatans, heroes and scoundrels, and paints a portrait of the Prague. offers the best selection of Prague art prints for sale online, with easy pricing, free shipping & returns, and custom framing options for the perfect piece to inspire your space.

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The book begins with the author's first visit to Prague, during the cold war, but as we Prague in pictures. book deeper into the book, we also go deeper into the city's From Here is the latest installment in Bloomsbury's fascinating Writer in the City series, which matches well-known writers with cities with which they are /5.

This book gives so much insight into Czech history and culture, anybody interested in Prague or Czech Republic will gain much from reading this.

It is beautifully written and captivating. The book itself (hardcover version) is also very beautiful with small size ( x /5(13). Prague is the magic capital of Europe.

Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, "devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art", who in the late s summoned alchemists and magicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradèany hill, it has been a place of mystery and intrigue/5(13).

Prague Photos: These 41 Pictures Prove it’s the Prettiest City in Europe. Prague’s always been a special place for me. Years ago, while walking along an unusually empty Charles Bridge on a snow-filled night close to Christmas, I made a decision that changed my life.

I decided then and there, that I. The plot is rather slapdash, but the marvellously Prague in pictures. book “city of masks and make-believe” is the great pleasure of Prague Nights.

In an author’s note, Black describes the book as a. Prague Pictures by John Banville Bloomsbury £, pp It is entirely appropriate that John Banville described Prague before he ever went there.

All cities, to some extent, live mostly in our. Prague, promiscuous and secretive, appears to have offered him another possibility. To understand a little more of himself, he first had to fall in love with a city.” —The Guardian “Each anecdote, each site, each person recollected in memory is wonderfully evocative of the place.

This is a beautiful book, lovely to hold and admire.”Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing. Get to know Prague Castle and the Castle District on foot during this half-day walking tour. Book this guided tour, and check a major must-see off your to-do list.

Learn about the ancient history of the area through your guide's in-depth commentary as you explore Mala Strana, the Golden Lane, and views of /5(89).

About Prague Pictures. The fourth book in Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series. Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, "devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art", who in the late s summoned alchemists and magicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradèany hill, it has been a place of mystery and intrigue.

THIS IS A PICTURE BOOK. NO TEXT. A beautiful Colorful Picture book with stunning images. One of the world's most historic cities, experience and take a journey through this Prague photo book and be transported to the much loved capital in this spectacular photography Book which captures this incredible city in all its grandeur.

Prague is, without a doubt, one of THE most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I know at this point that calling a place beautiful doesn’t really mean that much, but there really is no other way to describe the place. It’s just beautiful. Going through my. Prague, promiscuous and secretive, appears to have offered him another possibility.

To understand a little more of himself, he first had to fall in love with a city.” —The Guardian “Each anecdote, each site, each person recollected in memory is wonderfully evocative of the place.

This is a beautiful book, lovely to hold and admire.”Pages: Buy a cheap copy of Prague Pictures: A Portrait of the City book by John Banville.

The fourth book in Bloomsbury's Writer and the City one of the foremost chroniclers of the modern European experience, a panoramic view of a city that Free shipping over $/5(4).

This entire book takes place in Budapest and is entitled Prague only to further the main theme, which centers on the emotion of life being elsewhere.

It's a "grass is greener" feeling that Phillips explains as: "if only I I found this book ironic and somewhat interesting mostly because of /5. The Old Town Bridge Tower. Get high above the landmark of Charles Bridge to capture the most iconic scene in Prague.

Climb steps inside the tower to reach the panoramic roof which is a narrow pathway around the top of the tower offering views over the Vltava River to P­­rague Castle. About Prague Pictures. Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, "devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art", who in the late s summoned alchemists and magicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradèany.

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(20 customer reviews) Every guide book there is about Prague will tell you to visit the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge.

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Prague: A Photographic Guide This book is a gem. I didn’t think it was possible to capture Prague’s beauty in photographs, but this book manages to do just that. This wonderful book is filled with stunning photography interwoven with interesting, informative and appropriate commentary/5(9).

BOOK A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE. 84 Comments. Top Photography Spots – Prague. After Bratislava, Prague is the second city I took most photos of. I go there at least two times a year, and each time I take so many photos and find so many new views.

It’s really a very beautiful city. A lot of these are directly in the center of the city. We really didn’t think of the book just as a “guide book” but more of a souvenir from Prague.

Here’s a map of places where you will be able to buy our book in English. Honza took all the pictures in the book, I (Janek) wrote the text, and the amazing illustrations were made by .Within the grounds of the Prague Castle lies this highly revered church, home of the Czech crown jewels and seat of the archbishop of Prague.

The World Europe Czech Republic Prague St. Vitus Cathedral. The Witch of Prague, by F. Marion Crawford, The city is presented as a center of strange occult events, with a woman named Unorna who has hypnotic powers and a cast of other oddballs. Much of the action occurs at the House at the Golden Well, near Charles Bridge.

While the book is a charming curiosity, it does have some dated elements.