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Program

May 19, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Architect Eva Jiříčná – Past and Present

Lecture by architect Eva Jiřičná. May 19, 7 pm, Bohemian National Hall. The lecture is accompanied by a photography exhibition on Zlín, which will portray the city in terms of its geography, history, culture, and commerce.

Lecture

Architect Eva Jiříčná – Past and Present
May 19, 7 pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, New York City


 

“There is no doubt that the architecture and method of building in Zlín in the first half of the last century remains a phenomenon which has no point of comparison in post-war Czechoslovakia, nor on the European scale, possibly not even on a global scale”

Pavel Novák, architect, from the book “A model industrial city: Zlín 1900-1950”

Zlín is an unique example of a town developed in the period between 2 World Wars as a complex urban, architectural and social model which was attached to a large industrial production unit. Built by a self made industrialist, Tomáš Baťa and his step brother Jan – both local men with no education or skill to start with – the town of Zlín represented at the onset of the Second World War a very well organised industrial town of a high architectural quality, for which it is still renowned.

A lecture presented by one of Zlín’s most famous figures, the world renowned architect Eva Jiřičná, will introduce New Yorkers to the architecture of Zlín, from the unique constructions of the Baťa era up until the present, as the City continues to re-create itself with new buildings such as the unique complex of the Congress and University Centre, sustaining the architectural quality for which it is still admired.

The lecture is accompanied by a photography exhibition on Zlín, which will portray the city in terms of its geography, history, culture, and commerce.

R.S.V.P by May 18th at (212) 288-0830 ext. 100 or info@czechcenter.com

The event space on the 3rd floor of the Bohemian National Hall is provided by the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

May 19, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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