Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Villa Tugendhat, Brno - CZECH REPUBLIC - UNESCO #1052

This postcard shows another example of the modernist architecture of the 1920s in central Europe - I immediately recalled the Rietveld Schröder House in the Netherlands postcard I got 2 weeks ago, and I as said before it's a bit weird for me seeing this places nominated UNESCO WHS. According to the sender of this card there's no free entry to the villa and the guided touris sold out years in advance... so the problem must be definitely mine! Thanks a lot Andy for this nice card - now I have 71 sites, only 910 to finish. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1052 - Villa Tugendhat (Garden Facade) - CZECH REPUBLIC
The Tugendhat Villa in Brno, designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe, is an outstanding example of the international style in the modern movement in architecture as it developed in Europe in the 1920s. Its particular value lies in the application of innovative spatial and aesthetic concepts that aim to satisfy new lifestyle needs by taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by modern industrial production.


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