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Ósaka 1970: Architecture Environment and Media

The book describes the situation of architecture at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970 and presents a new interpretation of the Czechoslovak pavilion, the work of architects Rudiš, Palla, Jenček and a team of other artists. The book opens with a reflection of the process of learning about Japanese architecture and urbanism through the eyes of foreign visitors, and mentions the ambivalent status of Japan at that time as a "country of the future". Next, Hojda confronts the architecture in the exhibition and the Czechoslovak pavilion from different perspectives: from the perspective of architectural forms, the ideological background of various exhibitions, and the tendencies of thought that allowed the exhibition to provide a condensed view of the upcoming developments in architecture, urbanism and the entire civilisation. The text makes use of broad-based research on Czech and foreign sources, and draws on contemporary documents, testimonies of artists and contemporary criticism.

Ondřej Hojda

First Edition in Czech, English summary, colour illustrations, 140 pp., Prague 2021

ISBN 978-80-88283-59-1

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