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JAN TABOR IN VILLA TUGENDHAT
vložil/a Jireš Martin, Ing. arch. | 19.11.14

SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURE / ABSTRACT ARCHITECTURE
BARCELONA PAVILLION / TUGENDHAT HOUSE
LILLY REICH / LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE
TREATISE ON SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS


Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe were one of the most successful, but also one the most mysterious among lover couples in the history of world architecture. The influence of Lilly Reich on the sudden onset of radicalism of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the concept of modern architecture, the manner of their cooperation in the German Pavilion at the World Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, and the Tugendhat House in Brno in 1930, feature more guesswork than science-based knowledge. The actual share of Lilly Reich on many exemplary buildings and exhibitions by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is also basically just subject of speculation.

The first part of the lecture will be devoted to a summary of what we do not know, and why, and the extension of what we believe to be new speculation. The second part of the lecture will focus on the strange fact that although the Barcelona Pavilion and the house in Brno were actually designed and built at the same time, and they in fact form one ideological whole, historians of art and modern architecture did not yet carry out any serious attempts to illustrate and analyse this unique phenomenon in the history of architecture. The ideological unity of both buildings and the uniqueness of this bond lies in the fact that it is a dialectical continuity from abstract architecture to specific architecture, the continuity of a residential building to an exhibition pavilion.

December 1st, 2014, 5pm in Villa Tugendhat



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