Fragments of Metropolis East

The Expressionist Heritage in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia



ISBN: 9783777430928 Category:

Niels Lehmann, Christoph Rauhut


The Architecture of Expressionism is the upheaval of architecture in the roaring twenties – with regionally different emphases, schools and protagonists. The series’ third volume documents all surviving buildings in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovak ia. The shared heritage of this important European region is presented in a fascinating rediscovery.

The enthusiasm for the expressionist metropolis, an architecture of complexity, verticality and theatricality, in the 1920s captured also East – Central Euro pe. Despite regional differences, the surviving fragments bear witness to a determined will of form and a rich, skilful handling of colour, material and light. Joint together, the buildings tell the story of the expressionist vision of a new modern society . In contemporary photographs and plan drawings Fragment of Metropolis – East documents 170 buildings in Bratislava, Brno, Gdansk, Hradec Králové, Katowice, Kraków, Legnica, Prague, Szczecin, Ústí nad Labem, Warsaw, Wroclaw, as well as many other places. A detailed index and clearly arranged maps complete the reference work.

Additional information

Weight 916 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 24.8 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 16 May 2019
Number of pages 300
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.6 x 24.8 cm
Weight 916 g


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