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Feb 13, 2014 7:00 PM

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Lecture by Professor Vladimir Slapeta.

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Lecture by architect Vladimir Slapeta, Fulbright visiting professor at Cooper Union, abou his newly translated book "Baba 1932 - Housing Exhibition of Czechoslovak Werkbund", and the life of two generations of architects

Vladimír Šlapeta, Hon FAIA, graduated from the Czech University of Technology in Prague. From 1973-91 he was Head of the Architecture Collection of the National Museum of Technology in Prague, where he organized a series of exhibitions: The Brno Functionalists in Helsinki, 1983; Czech Functionalism 1918-1938 at the AA in London; and Czech Cubism at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York and the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 he became Dean of the Architecture Faculty in Prague from 1991–97 and again from 2003-2006, and later in Brno from 2006-2010. He is a Fellow of the Akademie der Kuenste in Berlin, where he served as Deputy Director of the Architecture Department from 1997-2006. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books on architecture of the 20th century in Central Europe.

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Feb 13, 2014 7:00 PM


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