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Admired as well as overlooked beauty

Contributions to Architecture and Urbanism of Historicism, Art Nouveau, Early Modern and Traditionalism

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Published on Friday, April 11, 2014


The international interdisciplinary PhD students conference on architecture, urbanism and architectural decoration of the 19th and early 20th centuries aims to acquaint candidates withthe latest results, reflections, methodological approaches and new findings of current arthistory doctoral students and their colleagues from related disciplines, such as the monumentpreservation. For the balance and enrichment of the discourse any posts either fromthe modernist perspective or the ones based on traditionalist attitude would be highlywelcomed.



The rediscovery of a long-overlooked and belittled architecture of Historicism, its city-forming potential as well as its natural link to sculpture, painting and arts and crafts in a certain sense resembled the workflow of an archaeologist, as it retro­spectively revealed different cultural layers against the flow of time. Art historians usu­ally did not get to the rehabilitation and understanding of the architecture of the sec­ond half of the 19th century in a chronological order through its stylistic predecessors, but over time they began to appreciate the Art Nouveau period and Early Modernism in the context of the design of art history as ideological predecessors of emerging Avant-garde. How do we feel today about stylistic pluralism and diverse creativity of his­toricist architecture creators? Is Art Nouveau closer to the aesthetic principles and values of the 19th or 20th century? What was the artistic development of early modernists in the interwar period?


To register please fill in the application form (check "download" at www.konferencedu.webnode.cz ) together with abstract of your paper in English (min. 1800 characters including blank) and send it to konferencedu@seznam.cz by 15/06/2014.

Important dates

  1. Registration: by 15/06/2014
  2. Notification of acceptance 30/06/2014
  3. Conference day 03/10/2014

Important information

  • There is no conference fee.
  • Accommodation for the participants can be arranged at organizer’s expense.
  • The organizers are not able to pay for the travel expense of the participants.
  • English is the only conference language.
  • The length of spoken contribution should not exceed 20 minutes. Contributions will be divided into sections according to their topics. Each spoken contribution will be followed by discussion.
  • Papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Please send final written version and annotation (both in English) by 30/11/2014.

Scientific committee:

  • PhDr. Jiří Slavík
  • Mgr. Zuzana Ragulová
  • Mgr. Jan Galeta


  • Brno, Czechia


  • Sunday, June 15, 2014

Attached files


  • architecture, urbanism, art history, Historicism, Art Nouveau, Early Modern, monument preservation


  • Jan Galeta
    courriel : brno [dot] conference [dot] 2023 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Jan Galeta
    courriel : brno [dot] conference [dot] 2023 [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Admired as well as overlooked beauty », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 11, 2014, https://calenda.org/282246

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