Art and culture

A Praga con Kafka. Le vie, le case, i ricordi

How many books have been written on the relationship between Kafka and his city? Many, yet there is always something left to say. In fact, between the city of Prague and Kafka there is a very particular bond, both because most of his works...

Sursum, when art and the occult meet

A circle of painters and writers remembered as an important example of contact between official culture and mystical and esoteric thought, particularly in vogue in the Europe of the early twentieth century At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and mainly at...

Karel Moor. «Musicista migrante» nella Mitteleuropa del ‘900

Karel Moor was a Czech composer and orchestra conductor who lived between 1873 and 1945. Born in Lázně Bělohrad, in the quiet Bohemian province, from a restless character and a prolific artist, he participated with energy and strength in the development of the Czech...

Il museo delle promesse infrante

Laure is the curator of the Museum of Broken Promises in Paris. When she leaves France and arrives in Prague, in the summer of 1986, she feels that she has been catapulted into a world with less vivid colors, less vibrant voices, and less...

Bez vědomí: the days that shaped the fate of the Czech Republic

The HBO series, the country’s great television event of recent times, offers an excellent analysis of the fateful days that preceded the Velvet Revolution We are in London in the autumn of 1989 where two Czechoslovakian exiles, the young violinist Marie (Táňa Pauhofová) and...

Praha 1987

“Prague 1987” is the photographic story of a trip to a city with a very different face than the one revealed today. The book is a document published a few years before the Velvet Revolution and the division between the Czech Republic and Slovakia....

La lanterna nera

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Prague was the capital of the empire ruled by Rudolf II of Habsburg, a visionary sovereign, a lover of arts, sciences and alchemy. Scientists like Tycho Brahe and Kepler himself along with artists, occultists but also charlatans,...

La mia Praga

Giuliana Sarti was born in Portoferraio, on the Island of Elba, and graduated in Literary studies from the University of Rome. For many years she lived abroad with her husband and two children, and during her travels she also spent a period in Prague,...

Parola di Václav Havel. Teatro, rock e resistenza dietro il Muro di Berlino

The book captures an absolutely decisive period for the transformation of western society, that is, the time span between 1968 and 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the foreground is the great figure of Václav Havel as a playwright and the...

Kinoautomat, prelude to the future

The Czechoslovak film made for the Expo 67 today appears to be the real precursor to Bandersnatch, the revolutionary attempt at an interactive film recently presented by Netflix “The TV of tomorrow”, was the expression used by the British newspaper The Guardian, while the...