Czechbook - A sketchbook of some Historic Buildings of the Czech Republic by Stephen Harte and Barbara Peacock
April 2014 - Czechbook - A sketchbook of some Historic Buildings of the Czech Republic by Stephen Harte and Barbara Peacock
This charming booklet seeks to highlight the cultural richness of the Czech Republic through some of its great buildings. It features original watercolours and sketches by the artist Stephen Harte based on impressions recorded during his visits to the country. These are linked by a brief but authoritative historical narrative by Barbara Peacock. Together they show some of the delights to be enjoyed by anyone living in or visiting the Czech Republic, set against the background of a turbulent past. The Czech Republic has a greater concentration of country houses (zámky) than almost any other country in Europe, and this booklet gives a preliminary taste of what is on offer.
Stephen Harte 's previous occupation as an architect and landscape architect has helped him to develop skills and interests that he now uses in painting.
Barbara Peacock MA FRSA is an architectural historian with a particular interest in the country house. For over 20 years she has travelled extensively in the Czech Republic researching the magnificent and still comparatively little-known legacy of great country houses and has led many group visits.
Published 2014, 31 pages, full-colour illustrations, £8.50 incl. p&p. To order a copy please email: or send your name, address and a cheque for £8.50 per copy to: 'Czechbook' Sales, Church Cottage, Beauworth, ALRESFORD, Hampshire SO24 0PA.
Profits go to The Friends of Czech Heritage, of which Barbara Peacock is a founder.