Architecture and Design of the 1960s and 1970s in Slovakia

  • Authors
  • Hertha Hurnaus
  • Benjamin Konrad
  • Maik Novotny

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Prior Department Store and Hotel Kyjev

    1. Ivan Matušík
      Pages 12-37
  3. New Bridge (Nový Most)

    1. Jozef Lacko, Ladislav Kusňír, Ivan Slameň
      Pages 38-47
  4. Trade Union House

    1. Ferdinand Konček, ll’ja Skoček, Lubomír Titl
      Pages 48-55
  5. Reception Lounge for Guests of State

    1. Vojtech Vilhan, Ján Bahna
      Pages 56-67
  6. National Gallery

    1. Vladimír Dedeček
      Pages 68-85
  7. Kamzík TV Tower

    1. Stanislav Májek, Jakub Tomašák, Milan Jurica, Juraj Kozák, Ján Privitzer
      Pages 86-91
  8. National Archives

    1. Vladimír Dedeček
      Pages 92-105
  9. Slovakian Broadcasting Building

    1. štefan Svetko, štefan ďurkovič, Barnabáš Kissling
      Pages 106-119
  10. Memorial for the Slovak National Uprising

    1. Dušan Kuzma, Jozef Jankovič
      Pages 120-125
  11. University of Agriculture

    1. Vladimír Dedeček, Rudolf Miňovský
      Pages 126-135
  12. Tatra Railway Station

    1. Milan Novák
      Pages 136-147
  13. Hotel Panorama

    1. ZdenĚk Řihák
      Pages 148-153
  14. FIS Winter Sports Complex Site of the Nordic Skl World Championships

    1. Eugen Kramár, Ján šprlák-Uličný
      Pages 154-161
  15. State Political School

    1. Vladimír Dedeček
      Pages 162-167
  16. Crematory

    1. Ferdinand Milučký
      Pages 168-179
  17. Eastern singularities

    1. Benjamin Konrad, Maik Novotny
      Pages 182-189
  18. Late modernism in Slovakia Expanding the limits

    1. Henrieta Moravčíková
      Pages 190-195
  19. The grand gesture

    1. ákos Moravánszky
      Pages 196-201
  20. Interviews

    1. štefan Svetko
      Pages 202-209
    2. Ivan Matušík
      Pages 210-216
    3. Ján Bahna
      Pages 218-223
    4. Vladimír Dedeček
      Pages 224-233
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 234-238

About this book


Eastern modernist architecture of the 60’s and 70’s is moving away from the specialized focus of international architecture debates and becoming a subject of discussion within the broader context of general interest. The excellent photos in the book convey the flair of an era in which planning was obviously the product of a collective vision, more so than is the case today.

The photographic and documentation project compiled by Herta Hurnaus, who lives in Vienna, and the architects Benjamin Konrad and Maik Novotny analyzes the work of prominent Slovakian architects of the time in a photographic documentary and an "oral history”.

The monumental prestigious buildings are above all the most impressive at first glance, with their features that display parallels to the sculptural designs of popular contemporary offices.

The illustrated book contains short interviews in an appendix and address architects and all those who are fascinated the aesthetic of the time.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-71531-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-71532-1
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