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Program

Oct 28, 2013 6:00 PM

MODERN ARCHITECTURE (Functionalism) in CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1918-1938

A lecture by Vladimír ŠLAPETA, DrSc, University of Technology VUT Brno and Prague, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Republic

Prof. Šlapeta’s lecture surveys the history of Functionalism in Czechoslovakia as it relates to the development of the Czechoslovak state in the interwar years. He discusses the work of numerous architects, tracing the wide range of approaches evident Czech design during this period. 

Šlapeta identifies how works allied with the international movements of Cubism, Constructivism, Purism, and Poetism coalesced into a Functionalist idiom in Czechoslovakia in the 1920’s and 30’s. 

Presented by the NYU Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies; The Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter; Czech House NYU in cooperation with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences

Free and open to the public

Organized by New York University, Department of ArtHistory, Urban Design and Architecture Studies with Czech House at NYU Department of Russian and Slavic Studies  in cooperation with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences NY

Venue:

New York University New York University, Department of ArtHistory, Urban Design and Architecture Studies Silver Center, Room 301, 3rd floor auditorium, 100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)

Date

Oct 28, 2013 6:00 PM

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