Publication Brutal Prague

Brutal Prague is a publication that features distinguished personalities presenting exceptional buildings constructed in Prague between 1969 and 1989. We are collecting financial means for printing and publishing this important book (also in English).

Author: Scholastika

  • Postcards as your reward

  • Bag with original drawings as your reward

  • Bag with original drawings as your reward

  • National Theatre New Scene Interior

  • National Theatre New Scene

  • Nusel Bridge

  • Hotel Pyramida

  • Teplotechna

  • Centrotex

  • House of Dwelling Culture

  • Central Control Station DPP

  • Motel Garni

EUR 14,671
pledged of EUR 9,796

149%

149% completed

421 contributors pledged

Art, Literature

Praha, Hlavní město Praha, Česko

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How did it start?

In January 2014, hotel with the symbolic title Praha starts to irrecoverably disappear from the city landscape. For a long time, professional and gradually also the general public realizes the extraordinary situation that transcends the topic of architecture. Demolition of the hotel originally built for Communist bigwigs and international government delegations sparked a debate on the necessary protection of these types of buildings. Perhaps for the first time, inhabitants of (not only) the capital come to appreciate the architectural, artistic and socio-historic value of such objects.

What is our goal?

Education platform Scholastika decided to draw attention to this architecture and in 2015 kicked off a series of guided tours and lectures with renowned theoreticians, artists and architects, who presented the uniqueness and hidden beauty of these constructions. Gradually, some of these buildings started to irrecoverably disappear and it became necessary to think of a way, how to preserve this important part of our history for the general public.

Details

Publication Brutal Prague presents exceptional buildings constructed between 1969 and 1989 together with renowned personalities specialising in architecture: Michaela Janečková, Pavel Karous, Petr Klíma, Rostislav Koryčánek, Petr Kučera, Adam Štěch and Vladimir 518. Editor of the book is Ondřej Horák. In the book, Vladimir 518 presents the remarkable New Scene building of the National Theatre, the sculptor Pavel Karous shows artworks in public spaces from the period of normalisation. Petr Klíma will explain the architectural value of Kotva and Máj department stores. Buildings are captured by photographers Tomáš Souček, Petr Polák, Filip Šlapal and the artist duo BoysPlayNice, who focuses on photographing contemporary architecture.

Graphic studio OKOLO publishing a number of successfull books in the Czech Republic and abroad will design the publication Brutal Prague. High quality authors are needed for high quality texts as much as high quality paper is necessary for high quality photographs. Our crowdfunding campaign shall contribute not only to supporting the texts, photographs and graphic design, but the highest amount of collected money will be invested in expensive printing.  

Would you like to hold this publication in your hands? Contribute to its publishing. You can become part of a unique project on buildings, some of which will remain only on paper. We would like to protect the others by highlighting their brutal beauty.

Who are we?

We are a team of authors and photographers with interest in architecture from 1969 and 1989.

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  • 9 Publication Contribution

    Would you like to contribute to publishing our book and don’t mind the reward? Each voice for the preservation of brutalist architecture is important as much as each hundred crowns make a difference for publishing this book. You will be acknowledged also on Scholastika website.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 3.92
    (CZK 100)
  • 34 from 50 Limited Edition of 10 Postcards with Illustrations by the Creative Studio OKOLO

    Graphic studio OKOLO created a set of original architectural drawings for this book and it would be a pity not to show them around. Send your friends a postcard or make it a bookmark in the new book Brutal Prague.
     
    The price includes shipping within the Czech Republic.

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    EUR 9.80
    (CZK 250)
  • 35 from 50 Original Printed Bag in Limited Edition

    Graphic studio OKOLO created a set of original architectural drawings for this book and it would be a pity not to show them around. Only for you we have created a limited edition of bags printed with an architectural drawing from the book. Of course, we won’t forget to thank you on our website.
     
    The price includes shipping within the Czech Republic.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 15.67
    (CZK 400)
  • Sold out!! Publication Brutal Prague for Better Price

    Would you like to get the English edition of the book first, before it appears on book stands across Prague? And even for a better price? Your reward will not only be the book, you will also be acknowledged on Scholastika website. 
      
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book.  
      
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 3 EUR more.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 27.43
    (CZK 700)
  • Sold out!! Publication Brutal Prague with Original Postcard

    Would you like to get the book first before it appears on book stands across Prague? Even for a better price? Your reward will not only be the book, but also an illustrated postcard by the graphic studio OKOLO.
     
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book. 
     
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 3 EUR more.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 27.43
    (CZK 700)
  • 92 Publikace Praha brutální za zvýhodněnou cenu


    Chcete držet knihu v ruce jako první, ještě předtím, než se objeví na prodejních pultech po celé Praze? A to ještě za zvýhodněnou cenu? Vaší odměnou bude nejenom kniha, ale také zveřejníme Vaše jméno s poděkováním na stránkách Scholastiky.  

    Odměnu si můžete vyzvednout u nás ve Scholastice a zároveň se seznámit s lidmi, kteří knihu vytvářejí.    

    Pokud chcete doručit odměnu přímo k Vám domů, přihoďte ještě 80 Kč.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 27.43
    (CZK 700)
  • Sold out!! Publication Brutal Prague

    Would you like to get the book first before it appears on book stands across Prague? Even for a better price? Your reward will not only be the book, but also a printed bag illustrated by the graphic studio OKOLO.
     
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book. 
     
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 80 CZK more. 

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 27.43
    (CZK 700)
  • 24 from 50 Publication Brutal Prague with Authors‘ Signatures

    Handwritten signatures from Vladimir 518, Pavel Karous and Adam Štěch? All in one book? In case you want to support authors of the texts they will reward you with their signature in your book. Moreover, you will get the publication in an original printed bag from a limited edition by the graphic studio OKOLO and we will acknowledge your contribution on Scholastika website.
     
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book. 
     
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 3 EUR more.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 58.78
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 22 from 30 Signed Photographic Print + Publication in Original Bag

    Part of the publication are unique photographs of extraordinary buildings constructed in Prague between 1969 and 1989. They were taken by art photographers Tomáš Souček, Petr Polák, Filip Šlapal and the duo BoysPlayNice. Do you want to support the photographers? Your reward will be a photograph printed in large scale with author’s signature. Of course, we will add the book in an original printed bag and acknowledge your contribution on Scholastika website.  
     
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book. 
     
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 3 EUR more.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 113.64
    (CZK 2,900)
  • 29 from 30 Double Dose: 2 Photographic Prints + 2 Publications

    Would you like to support the publication and give a present to your friends at the same time? As a reward for your contribution we will give you two publications and two large scale photographic prints with brutalist architecture to decorate your flat. Photographs will be printed especially for you with author’s signature.
     
    You can pick up your reward in Scholastika and at the same time meet the people who are creating this book.  
     
    Would you like the reward to be delivered to your home? Add 6 EUR more.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 215.52
    (CZK 5,500)
  • 8 from 10 One-term Art Course at Scholastika of Your Own Choice

    Scholastika is an education platform for the general public, who can take courses with distinguished artists, designers and theoreticians as for example David Böhm, Jakub Berdych, Viktorie Beldová, Radek Brousil, Adam Štěch and Alice Klouzková. Moreover, our guest lecturers are the most significant personalities on the Czech as well as international art scene (Krištof Kintera, Vladimir 518, Adam Budak, Aleš Najbrt, Maarten de Ceulaer, Veronika Ruppert, Studio Dechem, Elric Petit, Jiří Kovanda etc.). As your reward you can choose one of a wide variety of courses and get closer to the world of design and architecture. We will add a publication in a beautiful bag, which can take in all your other textbooks.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 411.44
    (CZK 10,500)
  • 3 from 5 Publication with Your Name + Photographic Print

    Ondřej Horák (ed.), Michaela Janečková, Pavel Karous, Petr Klíma, Rostislav Koryčánek, Petr Kučera, Adam Štěch, Vladimir 518 and you? Next to these distinguished personalities could be your name. For your generous contribution we will print your name in the book Brutal Prague and you will become part of the project. Furthermore, we will give you a large scale photograph from limited edition printed especially for our Hithit contributors.
     
    The price includes an express delivery directly to your given address.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 587.77
    (CZK 15,000)
  • 5 from 5 VIP Package: Guided Tour of one Building with Selected Personality

    Our contributors are like our friends, who took part in creating this book and believed in the project’s success. With your contribution the chances to get it done are high and we would like to show you it is worth it. We will open one selected brutalist building for you and together with one book author will show you around. Date will be agreed based on your availability. You can invite friends and family and look around the gems of our historical architecture. Two photographic prints and two books with your name will be added to your reward!
    The price includes an express delivery directly to your given address.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 979.62
    (CZK 25,000)