The Urbanist

Tall Stories 50: the house of Black Madonna



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Cover art for The Urbanist

3 April 2017

04 minutes

Photo: Alamy

When Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque pioneered cubism in Paris, young Czech artists such as Pavel Janák and Josef Gočár saw the artistic movement as a way to dilute their country’s decorative architectural style. Czechoslovakia was one of the first nations to apply cubism to architecture and the house of Black Madonna was the very first cubist house built in Europe.

3 April 2017



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