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Feb 11, 2015 6:30 PM

Prague Castle, Communist bunkers and the Rolling Stones

A talk by Prof. arch. Zdeněk Lukeš (NYU Prague).

Professor Zdeněk Lukeš is an architect and renowned architectural historian who participated in the restoration and revitalization of the Prague Castle after the Velvet Revolution. Thus he had the opportunity to have an intimate look at this vast estate and some of its guests.

Professor Lukeš received his degree in Architecture from the Czech Technical University in Prague. From 1980-1990, he worked in the Archive of Architecture at the National Technical Museum in Prague. In 1989 he was actively involved in the Velvet Revolution and the Civic Forum with Václav Havel. Since 1990, he has served as the monuments preservation expert  at the Office of the President of the Czech Republic overseeing the Prague Castle. He is the author and co-author of circa 50 books and numerous articles on modern architecture. Since 2004, he has been lecturing at the New York University in Prague. His main focuses are architects such as Jože Plečnik, Josef Gočár, Emil Králíček, and German-speaking architects who lived and worked in Prague. Lukeš is an architectural expert on Art Nouveau, cubism and functionalism, and also on the challenges of monuments preservation.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact 212-998-8671 or sh34@nyu.edu
NYU Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, 19 University Place, 2nd fl., NYC


NYU Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, 19 University Place, 2nd fl., NYC


Feb 11, 2015 6:30 PM


NYU Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

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