Czech architects distilled from Cubism in painting a distinct style in architecture.
It was revolutionary in appearance both because of the new shapes facades could take,
being different from contemporary and historical styles and because of the use of (reinforced)
concrete structures. In this sense Cubism was richer in content than Modernism since it
considered the facade as a plane of expression that could hold more than plain white
stucco. However, the plans of the buildings usually were less radical than those developed by Modernism.
Also, one may wonder whether properties of Cubism in painting such as transparency,
the suggestion of three- and four dimensions, and ambiguity hold when they are applied
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