"Dnes stojí dohotoven náš národní hrad...". Architektura a architekti národních domů v Moravské Ostravě a Vítkovicích

Title in English “Today Our National Castle Stands Completed…” The Architecture and Architects of the National Houses in Moravská Ostrava and Vítkovice


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Opuscula historiae artium
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF
Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords National House; German House; Czech House; Polish House; Deutsches Haus; Dom Polski; Moravská Ostrava; Vítkovice; Josef Srb; Rudolf Kříženecký; Felix Neumann; František Tichý; Stanislaw Bandrowski; Stefan Badowski; Teodor M. Talowski
Description This study considers the four buildings known as "National Houses", built in the late 19th century in Moravská Ostrava and Vítkovice: the National House, the German House, the Czech House, and the Polish House. It concentrates primarily on their symbolic decoration and architecture, aiming to demonstrate the link between their style and decorations and the nationality of those who commissioned the work. It attempts to throw light on the reasons why those particular architectural forms were used, and what is the meaning of the individual symbolic elements. Its aim is to capture the "national character" of the buildings studied. It also contains contemporary opinions of the buildings and details of the competitions in which the architects were selected, looks at the designs that were eventually never built, and also describes the architects and briefly reviews their related work.
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