Prague Baroque (1943)

Documentary №67156, 2 parts, black-white
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Director:Karl Plika (Karl (Karel) Plicka).
Camera operators:Karl Plika (Karl (Karel) Plicka).

Reel №1


Panorama of Prague - the city, decorated with "German and Italian Baroque."

Roofs of houses, churches.

Sequence shows the main attractions of the Old Town.

Description of the Prague Italian Baroque, with its arcades, colonnades and arches of the high buildings. "Fragile and easily seem Prague German baroque than the Italian."

Prague Castle Area: Hradcany, the Prague Loreto.

The slow movement of the camera along the endless and utterly deserted galleries and colonnades.

Static patios, sculptures, baroque reliefs, stucco and sculptural decoration.

Church of St.

Francis of Assisi, combines German and Italian Baroque in its architecture.

The interiors of the church and sculpture.

Key words

Czechoslovakia, 1940, Prague, baroque, architecture, sculpture, sights, history

Reel №2

Close-up of the statue of a weeping woman covering face with her hand: a monument in the church of St.


The ornate organ in the church of St.


The bas-reliefs depicting the characters from the biblical tradition.

Rich interior of churches, exteriors.

The story of the Baroque artists.

Massive, high church.

Beauty artfully made of forged grids and gates - traditional craftsmanship of Prague.

Baroque "Villa America", decorated with statues of lions, eagles, mythological characters and other images that make up the Baroque iconography.

The statues on the roofs of baroque buildings, along which the camera moves slowly.

Carved gates, entrances to castles and gardens.

Various arches, stairs, porches, ivy, decorative vases.

The gardens, dominated by the spiers of churches.

Panorama night city. "The gardens and picturesque corners of the Imperial Prague is filled with the spirit of the German Baroque inescapable magic."

Key words

Czechoslovakia, 1940, Prague, baroque, architecture, sculpture, sights, history

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