|Place||Husova 4, 110 Praha 1,|
|Organizer||Ústav dějin umění, Akademie věd ČR / Institute of Art History Academy of Scienc|
This book represents the third art-historical register of the Czech lands that was not published at the time it was originally compiled to have been issued in recent years (now essentially as a historical source) in the series Fontes Historiae Artium. While the first two volumes, describing art-historical heritage sites in the Pardubice and Ledeč districts, were prepared by their authors for the Czech Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Friedland (Frýdlant) district, like most of the Sudeten German regions, was originally intended for publication by the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften und Künste für die Tschechoslowakische Republik. Kühn’s listing of the heritage sites in the Friedland region is of a very high scholarly standard, due to the education, longstanding practice in monument conservation, and extensive research experience of the author. The quality of the text and the unique record it provides of the state of art-historical monuments before the widespread devastation of the last 60 years are perhaps sufficient reason for publishing this manuscript, which, in view of the tragic fate of its author, was preserved almost by a miracle.