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Vseobecy pensijni ustav v praze (General Retirement Pension Institute Building), Josef Havlicek Karel Honzik, Sdruzeni Architektu. 4to 12 x 8.5 inches. VG condition. Ground-breaking functionalist building in Prague. Captions and article summaries in English, French, German. Highly sought-after item for collectors of functionalist design. VG condition, very nicely preserved in plastic wraps. DJ very well preserved, clean and intact. This large Functionalism style building was designed in 1929 by these prominent Devetsil architects. Trade Unions building at present. At that time the highest building in Prague. The design was chosen over a number of more conservative entries and marked the dawn of large-scale functionalist construction in Prague. Honzik writes in his memoirs From an Avant-garde Life about the 5-year struggle to actually get the building built, including all the modifications required, after the duo's design won the competition.



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Price: $250