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Encyclopedia > Joze Plecnik

Jože Plečnik, born on January 23rd 1872 in Ljubljana, Austro-Hungary (now Slovenia), died on January 7th 1957 in Ljubljana, was a famous Slovenian architect who operated in Vienna, Belgrade, Prague and Ljubljana.


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Uniqueness in the heart of Europe - Joze Plecnik - the Architect (1855 words)
Plecnik was born in Ljubljana, the son of a Slovenian cabinet-maker, and was to follow in his father's trade and never thought of becoming an architect.
As architect Plecnik was a visionary and a reformer.
Plecnik's Ljubljana was an outstanding example of the modern urban vision and creative ethics - a city that preserved in its older structure important stylistic predecessors - the ancient Roman Emona, the Mediaeval town, the Baroque town, the 19th century town.
Joze Plecnik (466 words)
In the eighties the work of the architect Joze Plecnik (Jo"ze Ple"cnik, see character set) (a disciple of Otto Wagner) became a true discovery for Europe and the world.
Plecnik's house, preserving its ambient and the artefacts which he used during his life, as well as an important archive is today a part of the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana, while Fu"zine Castle, the seat of the Architectural Museum, houses Plecnik's Paris Exhibition.
Plecnik's creativity is evident in this wooden church where, in spite of a very limited budget, he managed to recreate a peaceful and informal environment.
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