Illustrations by Jan Klimeš
THE MOST FAMED PRAGUE SIGHTS SWATHED IN LEGEND
Prague‘s charm lies deeply buried in its history and its one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Once you set foot in its dark recesses, you never manage to free yourself from its magical embrace. You fall in love. All your senses come alive. Among the tones of Prague‘s bells and chimes you may catch the distant fiddling of the knight Dalibor from his tower in Prague Castle. On Charles Bridge you may happen to stumble across the right stone and discover Bruncvík‘s magical sword. And you are certain to catch a glimpse of the portrait of the brave barber girl Zuzana in the Old Town Bridge Tower. In the church with the Infant Jesus of Prague you will feel the flurry of wings of the seven guardian angels and in the Jewish Town the shadow of the giant man made of clay will pass over you somewhere behind the Old-New Synagogue. The statue of Prince Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square, the fiery skeleton and mad barber on Karlova Street... these and other legendary figures make up the poetry of historic Prague.
Sculptor, painter and illustrator. A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology and doctoral studies at Masaryk University‘s Faculty of Arts. His work is represented in the permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague. He participates in many domestic and foreign exhibitions. In addition to illustrating books that are primarily published abroad, he also devotes his time to theoretical analysis of literary-visual relationships.
Počet stran: 88 (kvalitní papír, bohatě ilustrováno)
Rozměry: 170 × 240 mm
Rok vydání: 2016