Jan Kotēra 1871–1923: The Founder of Modern Czech Architecture (Municipa, 2001; English edition) is a comprehensive monograph of the influential Czech architect. The book was published in connection with an exhibition of the same title touring in the Czech Republic in 2002–2003. The book explores Kotēra’s life and career, presents his works and projects, and elaborates his architectural influences and his role on architectural education and the development of Czech modernism.
It was Kotēra’s wonderful mission to come in a period of great change, to organise a fundamental struggle against the spiritless inertia of things which supported the stale impotence o historicism, to educate an entire generation of future pioneers, and together with them, to win a wonderful victory.
– Josef Chochol in Kotēra’s obituary in 1923. In: Jan Kotēra 1871–1923: The Founder of Modern Czech Architecture (Municipa, 2001), p.44.
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated photographs, art images and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings except for the former owner’s initials on the first flyleaf. The binding is fine. The dust jacket has only some small signs of edge wear and shelf wear.