Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia in 1918-1938 (Functionalism)

Monday, October 28th at 6:00 pm
At New York University !!
3rd Floor Auditorium, 100 Washington Square East
(entrance on Waverly Place)

A Lecture by Vladimír ŠLAPETA, DrSc.
University of Technology VUT Brno, 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 New York University, Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies and Czech House NYU, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies 
in cooperation with Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences NY