Friday, August 12, 2011

cubist details in Prague

Did you know there's such a thing as cubist architecture? Here, cubist details on two buildings in Prague are characterized by triangular indentations, plain geometric surfaces, and tapering masses. Yet, despite the purist inclination of these cubist forms, they still convey an identifiable sense of movement and flex that seems to give each building an energetic personality. The building in the top two pictures was designed by famed proponent of cubist architecture Josef Gocar, and now houses an exhibition of cubist paintings from the Czech Republic.

Top two pictures: Celetná, Prague, Czech Republic. Bottom two: Na Perstyne, Prague, Czech Republic.


  1. I didn't know, but it looks great! Awesome find!
    Follow each other? :)


  2. It's probably a select group, but there are those of us who are 'wired' to see (& appreciate the very unique architectural details you have taken time to display here.
    Keep 'em coming...