OUR NEWSLETTER Issue 21 out now

A wide-ranging publication appearing twice a year, see below for free downloads

Issue20CoverSmall- Chairman’s Report

- Our Projects: an update

- Saving and Rebuilding Schindler's Ark by Daniel Low-Beer (663KB)

- Effigies of Přemyslid Rulers by Jana Gajdošová (567KB)

- The Hussite Revolution and England in the 15th Century by Mark Whelan

- Thonet Bentwood Furniture by Ivan Margolius (389KB)

- Třeboň: Cinderella or the Sleeping Beauty? by Jan Mladovský (1013KB)

- Reviews

- Friends' Events

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Issue8PromoWebThe Friends are very pleased to acknowledge the help of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Czech Republic in the production of their Newsletter



Articles available to download as PDFs:

The Rebirth of the Abbey Church at Žďár nad Sázavou by Zbyněk Vintr (660KB PDF)

Historic Bohemia: The Friends of Czech Heritage Tour by Barbara Peacock (1.5MB PDF)

What Volunteering Has Done for Me (170KB PDF)

A Forgotten Cubist Gem in Bohemia - the Villa Benies by Eva Hrončeková (678KB)

The Aristocracy of the Czech Lands in European Diplomacy by Eva Kolářová (640KB PDF)

Josef Schaffer – A Historicist Architect in Mariánské Lázně by Peter Ratzer (1006KB PDF)

The Robot of Prague by Ivan Margolius (680KB)

Rebuilding, Moving and Restoration: the dilemmas of preserving historic buildings by Peter Jamieson (508KB PDF)

Antonin Raymond, an Architectural Journey by Yola Gloaguen (780KB PDF)

The Industrial Heritage of Ostrava - Authenticity at the Crossroads by Mgr. Květa Jordánová, University of Ostrava (892KB)

Cars, Furniture, Architecture: the Tatra car and its influence by Ivan Margolius (910KB)

Egon Schiele and Český Krumlov by Frances Blythe (793KB)

Writing ‘The Architecture of Prague and Bohemia’ (1.36MB) by Brian Knox

Beethoven and the musical history of the Château of Hradec nad Moravicí (902KB) by Markéta Wiesnerová

A Bohemian Devil in Sweden: The 'Codex Gigas' and its Travels (1114KB) by Mark Whelan PhD

Charles IV and the New Town of Prague (3.162MB) by Dagmar Šmrhová

Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel (93KB) by Caroline Cannon-Brookes

Mozart and the Czechs (548KB) by Catherine Sprague

How I Saved a Czech Historic Building (2.35MB) by Steven Brummel

The Czech Language is not Difficult to Sing(107KB) by Karel Janovický

Two Decades of Freedom – after Twice as Long of Life without (205KB) by Josef Jařab

Queen of the Castle (221KB) The Sixties at Rožmberk Castle by Jana Sommerlad

The Lively World of Prague Coffee Houses (270KB) by Eva Bendová

St Vitus Treasure on View to the Public (129.76KB) by Professor Ivo Hlobil

Coming to know the Czech lands (478KB) by Barbara Peacock

The Park at Krásný Dvůr (599KB) by Prof. PhDr. Pavel Vlček

VlcekCover0112Newsletter Issue 6 contained a seven-page article about the 18th-century garden at Krásný Dvůr by Prof. PhDr. Pavel Vlček, a research fellow at the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He also lectures at the School of Architecure, CTU Prague, and is the author of numerous books on Czech architectural history. Our Newsletter regularly includes scholarly articles translated into English from Czech for the first time and not available elsewhere.