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Šlapeta Vladimír

Ing. arch., DrSc.
Born May 5, 1947 in Olomouc

  • History of Czech and Central European architecture in the 20th century
  • Member of Learned Society since 1995

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1965-1972, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University (FA CTU) (as student, worked in Department of the Theory and Development of Architecture with Ing. arch. A. Kubíček in Prague and Ing. acad. arch. B. Fuchs, DrSc., in Brno);
  • 1979 CSc., thesis submitted at FA CTU on architecture between the wars and its international relations; defence not permitted until 1986;
  • 1991, DrSc.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1972-1973, Architect in Ostrava; 1973-1991, Head, Department of Architecture, National Technical Museum, Prague;
  • 1986, visiting Associate. Professor, Technical University in Berlin-Charlottenburg (Institute of Prof. Otto Steidl);
  • 1987, visiting Associate Professor, Technical University, Vienna (Institute of Prof. G. Schwighofer);
  • 1990, Associate Professor, FA CTU;
  • 1991-1997, 2003- present, Dean, FA CTU;
  • 1992, appointed Full Professor; 1994, stay in Delft, the Netherlands;
  • 2000, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1983, Member, Adolf Loos Society (Vienna)
  • 1983-1992, Trustee, 9H Gallery (London)
  • 1987-1989 Member (1989-1991, Secretary General, Executive Committee), International Confederation of Architecture Museums
  • 1998 Member, Editorial Board, AB-Bilten (Ljubljana)
  • 1991 Member, Editorial Board, PIRAWESI (Ljubljana)
  • 1990-1996 Member, Editorial Board, LOTUS and CASABELLA (Milan)
  • 1992 Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects
  • 1992 Honorary Member, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
  • 1994 Member, Akademie der Kűnste (Berlin)
  • 1995 Fellow, Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin
  • 1995 Member, Joint Committee UIA/UNESCO for Architectural Education
  • 1997 Honorary Member, Royal Institute of British Architects)

Notable awards:

  • 1992, Kunstpreis Berlin, Förderungspreis Baukunst
  • 1994, Medal, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports (Class I)

Selected publications:

  • Praha 1900-1978. Průvodce moderní architekturou (Prague 1900-1978. A Guidebook to Modern Architecture), Prague 1978
  • Moderní architektura v Olomouci (Modern Architecture in Olomouc) 1900-1950
    (with T. Černoušek and P. Zatloukal) Olomouc 1981
  • Brno funktionalistit (The Brno Functionalists). Helsinki 1983
  • Die Brünner Funktionalisten. Insbruck 1985
  • Adolf Loos a česká architektura (Adolph Loos and Czech Architecture). Louny 1984 (second edition, Prague 2000)
  • Pavel Janák 1882-1956, Architektur und Kunstgewerbe (with O. Herbenova).
    Vienna 1984
  • Czech Functionalism 1918-1938. London 1987
  • Baťa 1910-1950, Architektura a urbanismus. Zlín 1991
  • Prag des 20. Jahrhunderts. (with M. Kohout and S. Temple). Wien-Prag 1996
    (English edition 1997, Czech ed. 1998)
  • Baustelle Tschechische Republik. Akademie der KünsteBerlin 1997 (Polish edition, Wroclaw 2002)
  • Baba 1932 – modely a plány (Models and Plans) (with T. Šenberger and P. Urlich). Prague 2000; Polish edition, Wroclaw 2002
  • F. L. Wright a česká architektura (Frank Lloyd Wright and Czech Architecture).
    Obecní dům Praha, 2001
  • Jan Kotěra 1871-1923, zakladatel moderní české architektury (Jan Kotera 1871-1923, Founder of Modern Czech Architecture). (Head of a collective of authors), Obecní dům Prague 2002

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The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

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