NIKOLA DOBROVIĆ’S CYCLE: THE TEACHERS AND THE PUPILS
Author: Tanja D.Conley, Boston
Regardless of current controversies about the place of Serbia on the map of Central Europe, the history of her modern-age academic, educational and cultural institutions has been grounded on Central European legacies…
MODERN IN OR MODERN ABOUT THE MEDITERRANEAN?
ARCHITECTURE BY NIKOLA DOBROVIĆ IN DUBROVNIK AREA
Author: Ljiljana Blagojević, Belgrade
My contribution to the seminar discussion will explore the design method and architectural philosophy of Nikola Dobrović, as it changed with his moving from one of the centers of the modern movement, the Middle-European metropolitan city of Prague, to the peripheral and much smaller South-Adriatic city of Dubrovnik…
This year’s discussion panel, which is dedicated to the burning issue of the refurbishment of Dobrović’s Military Headquarters, will gather architects – experts from two seemingly opposed camps: representatives of the protection of architectural-city planning heritage and the renowned designers who have had experience in the design of contemporary buildings within strict conditions and limitations of designated cultural monuments.
Authoritative and charismatic, Architect Nikola Dobrović (Pečuj, 1897 – Belgrade, 1967), left an indelible mark on the visual culture of Central and South East Europe between the two world wars, as well as in the first decades of socialist Yugoslavia. He consistently advocated modernist principles through buildings, bidding projects, town planning, daily critical comments, program manifests, university teaching, as well as theoretical or historical treatises.
Ein Architekt ist ein Maurer, der Latein gelernt hat.
(An architect is a mason who has learned Latin. – Adolf Loos)
A study exhibition dedicated to the legacy of the architect Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967), produced through an experimental, collaborative research and design process with students and young architects from Serbia, Croatia and Switzerland. The exhibition was prepared through two workshops: Architectural Drawing run by Nemanja Zimonjić in collaboration with Josip Jerković, and Exhibiting Architectural Drawing run by Milica Lopičić, with Ljiljana Blagojević and the BINA team of Ružica Sarić, Danica Jovović Prodanović and Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić as consultants.