Friedrich Weinwurm: Slovakia’s nearly forgotten contribution to the European architectural avant-garde

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  • Henrieta Moravčíková Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava image/svg+xml

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https://doi.org/10.52200/59.A.2WJKNTFV

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

Work of the architect Friedrich Weinwurm represents the most consistent contribution from within Slovakia to the activities of the international architectural avant-garde. Friedrich Weinwurm fully matched the idea of a socialist-minded architect, organizer of public life and visionary of a new social order. The new way that Friedrich Weinwurm followed in his architectural work ran parallel to the paths of the leading representatives of the European left-wing avant-garde. In Slovakia, these works represented the most coherent allegiance to the program of the New Objectivity, and the vision of a Marxist-inspired architecture. As such, Friedrich Weinwurm held a key role in ensuring that inter-war Bratislava formed one of Europe’s important focal points for modern architecture.

How to Cite

Moravčíková, H. (2018). Friedrich Weinwurm: Slovakia’s nearly forgotten contribution to the European architectural avant-garde. Docomomo Journal, (59), 38–45. https://doi.org/10.52200/59.A.2WJKNTFV

Published

2018-11-01

Author Biography

Henrieta Moravčíková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Architect and architecture historian. Head of the Department of Architecture at the Institute of History Slovak Academy of Sciences and professor of architecture history at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava. She is the chair of docomomo Slovakia.

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