The work of Vladimír Dede?ek (born 1929) is considered as a prime example of an independent socialist version of the Modern style. His main commissions were prestigious buildings designed and built between the 1960s and 1980s. The most important of these are still being used as originally intended. The monograph consists of three parts ? it explains the method of research and the concept of the book; it analyzes and interprets four buildings as examples: the Boarding School in Modra (1972?1978), the Slovak National Archive (1972?1983), the Supreme Court (1977?1990), and the Slovak National Gallery (1967?1979) and informs about another thirteen key buildings forming the basis of possible interpretations and is followed by the list of works, the bibliography, and the biographical details.