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Valena, Tomáš

Jože Plečnik

Für eine humanistische Architektur

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    • New approaches to the development of the complete works of the architect
    • Addressing the connection to location in Plečnik’s works
    • An architect influenced by different cultures

    Aims and Scope

    Born in Slovenia, Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) was an exceptional architect and urbanist, a person who, through his work, connected cultures. His architectural interventions at the Prague Castle and in Ljubljana, as well as his urban design proposal for Split, demonstrate Plečnik’s unmistakable, sensitive approach to history and context. Even in the course of renovations, Plečnik’s careful approach uncovered a distinctive language. This monograph reveals new perspectives on the opus of the architect and discusses as yet untreated subjects through the use of texts, as well as photos and plans of his buildings. For the first time, the exhibition “Josip Plečnik – Architecture for the New Democracy,” realised at Prague Castle by the author and architect Tomáš Valena, a distinguished Plečnik researcher, is documented here. The result is a comprehensive depiction with new perspectives on the work of one of Europe’s most exciting architects, who is currently being rediscovered.


    272 pages
    ca. 490 Abb.

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