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Czech Modern Architecture 1900-1950

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Date: Thursday 21 September 2017 at 6pm

Venue: The Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Sqaure, Dublin 2

The Irish Architectural Archive, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ireland have the pleasure of bringing to Dublin the lecture ‘Czech Modern Architecture 1900-1950; From Art Nouveau and unique architectural Cubism to the Modern Classicism and Avant-garde architecture of the between-wars period’ by Professor Zdenek Lukes, Czech architect and historian of architecture, which will take place on 21 September 2017 at 6pm in the Irish Architectural Archive.

Speaker Bio: Zdenek Lukes is an architect and architectural historian. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and from 1980-1990 worked in the Archive of Architecture of the National Technical Museum in Prague. He was actively involved in the Velvet Revolution in 1989, and he was part the Civic Forum with Vaclav Havel. After the Revolution, Lukes worked in the Office of the President of the Czech Republic helping to revitalise the Prague Castle during Vaclav Havel’s presidency. Zdenek Lukes has organised numerous exhibitions and he is the author and co-author of about 50 books on modern architecture, and has written hundreds of expert articles in Czech newspapers. He contributed to broadcasts for Czech Television for the series Ten Centuries of Architecture, as well as to Czech Public Radio and the BBC. He is also in charge of columns dedicated to architecture on the webpage Neviditelný pes (Invisible Dog). In 2014, Professor Lukes was awarded the State order Medal of Merit by the Slovenian President Borut Pahor. Between 2000-2003, Lukes was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec. Since 2004, Professor Lukes has been teaching at the New York University in Prague.

For booking and further information please contact the Archive at 01 6633040 or slincoln@iarc.ie.

 

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