Prague Modernisms: From Late Art-Nouveau to Proto-Expressionism 

It is an obvious fact to Prague’s visitor that the architectural ages of this city are in a chronological, synchronic, and diachronic dialogue with each other. The group of constructions in Hradčany follows the passage from Romanesque, through Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque and, later, to Historicism (via Classicism), echoing the historical developments of the…

The ‘Ligia and Pompiliu Macovei’ Art Collection, Bucharest, Romania

On 11 Iunie Street, in an old, peaceful area of Bucharest, filled with the charm of fin-de-siècle and interwar style villas, there is an impressive building designed in French eclecticism style. Sadly, the house looks rather run-down but the visitor can still see the original lush decorations on the façade and at the entrance. Since…

When East Meets West in Architecture: Public Buildings in Craiova (south-western Romania)

Craiova is the county seat of the historical region called Oltenia, an ethnographic area located in south-western Romania (Wallachia). Given its closeness to what, up to World War I, were parts of the Ottoman Empire, Oltenia has been strongly influenced for most of its modern history by Turkish and Greek (neo-Byzantine) patterns in architecture and…

Houses of Eureka Springs (North-West Arkansas, USA)

Eureka Springs used to be a spot known for its curing springs, but today it is mostly known for its excellently preserved old houses (i.e. dating from the last decades of the nineteenth century). The local springs, which were known as early as the Civil War time (i.e. many wounded soldiers spent their convalescence here), have…

Hotels of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA: Crescent and Basin Park *

Eureka Springs, dubbed `the Little Switzerland of the USA` is a small town in the Ozark Mountains, in the North-Western part of Arkansas. Today, it is one of the best-preserved late-nineteenth-century architectural complexes; its cozy chalets, elegant lodges, public buildings, and imposing hotels still echo the glory of a turn of the century spa town.…

The Multi-Faces of Neo-Classicism​ at the end of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century (Fayetteville, North-West Arkansas)

The revival of classicism in architecture is one of the most enduring re-invention of an architectural style, spanning over two centuries, almost, the nineteenth, and the first half of the twentieth. It is then no wonder that it borrowed and crystallized influences from a wide variety of styles or subgenres typical to the mentioned period…

Madame D`Ora, Photo Exhibition at Leopold Museum (Vienna), Running from mid-July​ to the end of October 2018

Madame D`Ora is the artist name of Dora Kallmus, one of the most interesting female photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. Her activity spans over 50 years and she enjoyed artistic recognition in the most known cultural centres of the time: Vienna and Paris. She was born in 1881 in a well-off…

Ceramic Objects at the Ethnographical Museum of Câmpulung (Argeș county, Romania)

The Ethnographical Museum of Câmpulung, located on Republicii Boulevard at no. 5, is hosted by one of the oldest houses in town. The house was built in the first part of the eighteenth century, in 1735 more precisely, and it belonged to a local boyar of the time, one whose name was Ștefănescu. The building…