Czechoslovakia's interwar years bracket a significant period in the development of the country's avant-garde architecture, with all levels of Czech society embracing modernism as a progressive expression of national identity. In particular, functionalism emerged as the leading architectural style in Czechoslovakia during this time, with generous government contracts and investments from the private sector resulting in a substantial amount of new building that transformed the cities of Prague, Zlín, and Brno into vibrant centers of modern design. Brno, the capital of Moravia and the second-largest city in Czechoslovakia at that time, underwent extensive transformation during the mid-nineteenth century due to heavy industrialization. Brno expanded significantly in the 1860s...

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