POSTMODERN ARCHITECTURE OF BANKING HOUSES AND SAVINGS BANKS IN THE 1990S – JANA PAVLOVÁ
Architectural monuments that symbolically represent the avant-garde ethos of the transformation of society after the fall of the totalitarian regime and the building of a new democratic state directed by Václav Havel and Václav Klaus. Today, they are already an inherent part of the genius loci of many Czech cities; however, they represent a layer of memory that is rapidly and irreversibly disappearing. The book presents the stories of individual bank houses, which reflect the specific regional atmosphere and the personal approach of their architects. It reveals what meanings shape the fragile postmodern identity of this architecture, which was created in the context of a chaotic and bittersweet era of transition.