Prague may be famous for its Gothic and Baroque architecture, but the interwar period also gave rise to a new signature style. Functionalism, which emerged in the 1920s, was influenced by the Bauhaus and strove to strip away superfluous ornamentation in favor of simple, clean lines.
Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes, which was originally presented at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague, opens at the Center for Architecture in New York City on February 12 and runs through May 23. It marks the U.S. premiere of the exhibition and the first time that the Center for Architecture has devoted a major exhibition to Eastern European design. Read more: Exhibit Examines Legacy of Functionalist Architecture in Prague | Dwell.