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In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, architecture became closely entwined with national identity. With Parisian-style Art Nouveau, as embodied here at Prague’s Municipal House, the Czechs found a style to express — at least briefly — their national aspirations. Photo by Mark Baker.

Parisian style Art Nouveau, popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, seen in Prague’s Municipal House, Obecní dům, finished in 1912, next to Powder Tower in Old Town (Staré Město) Prague 1.

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