»Neues Bauen« (the modern movement) became a symbol of progress in the newly constituted states after the First World War, such as in Czechoslovakia. The new architecture allowed to overcome the Habsburgian baroque heritage. As the second largest city in Czechoslovakia and as industrial location, Brno played an important role, manifested in so many new buildings that it was also called »white city».
2018, a drawing class of the Bauhaus University Weimar conquered Brno on these tracks. We met experts in architecture like Vladimír Šlapeta, Zdeněk Makovský, Jan Šebánek. But of course, once in Brno, the students did not only draw modern architecture. The results of their stay have been combined into an exhibition that was already shown in Weimar and can now be seen in Brno, in the VUT Gallery – interested visitors are welcome!
Podcast: Mitschnitt unseres Podiumsgespräches mit György Dalos und Jaroslav Rudiš am 14. Oktober auf der Bühne des Weltempfangs der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017. Es moderierte Conrad Lay.
Karlsbad • Marienbad • Franzensbad
Ein kunstgeschichtlicher Rundgang durch die westböhmische Metropole