The publication presents a comprehensive analysis of urban planning in Bratislava as an example of a city formed in a decisive way by the ideas of the 20th century. Two thirds of the current area of Bratislava was built according to the principles of modern architecture and urbanism. At the same time, however, many of the urban and architectural concepts influenced urban fabric paradoxically not in the sense, but rather against the meaning of their original intention. The reason for the difference between the plan and implementation was the breaks in social development, but also the differences in the perception of the city from the perspective of various professional or political representations. The authors of the book illustrate these processes with a unique analytical and graphical method of urban research on the example of selected situations in urban structures, which are of fundamental importance for the creation of the overall image of the city into its current form.

graphic design: David Kalata, Magdalena Scheryová