Epochas: Czech Cubism
Josef Gočár occupies a prominent position in the history of Czech architecture of the first half of the 20th century. Although he found application for his skills in architecture, his designs for furniture, clocks and lamps from the years 1911 through 1920 in many cases defined Czech Cubism as an independent style. Gočár did not number among the movement’s theoreticians – someone even wrote that “everything new that Janák came up with, Gočár built”. Even when teaching, Gočár preferred visual explanations using pencil or chalk over long verbal explanations.