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