Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia by Michael Pratt, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

by Michael Pratt
     
 
A comprehensive analysis of where politics, culture, and art merge, The Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia is a captivating read for anyone curious about the history and architecture of these two countries. Gerhard Trumler's striking photographs allow readers entrance, for example, to the Liechtensteins' twin chateaux of Valtice and Lednice in the

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A comprehensive analysis of where politics, culture, and art merge, The Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia is a captivating read for anyone curious about the history and architecture of these two countries. Gerhard Trumler's striking photographs allow readers entrance, for example, to the Liechtensteins' twin chateaux of Valtice and Lednice in the Czech Republic. The lords of these castles established one of the greatest art collections in the world and played a major role in the diplomatic and military lives of the nation; they still remain as the ruling house of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Pratt's new chapter speaks of the difficulties of restoration and problems concerning modern-day ownership. Though many estates were lost or damaged during the World Wars, the houses as they stand today--some restored, some languishing in disrepair--present a rich cultural heritage of two fascinating countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789208934
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/23/2008
Series:
Great Country Houses of Central Europe
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 12.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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