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Tugendhat House by Mies Van der Rohe. Photo by: David Zidlicky
Tugendhat House by Mies Van der Rohe. Photo: David Zidlicky.
Monday, 6/3, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU

Mies Van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, is a preeminent example of early modernist design. Van der Rohe designed the house, which was completed in 1930, at the same time as the Barcelona Pavilion. It shares many important design features with the Pavilion, including a free plan, extensive use of glass and steel, chrome-clad columns, and even an onyx wall. The Tugendhat House was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and, after extensive renovation, was re-opened to the public in March 2012.

This event features an illustrated lecture by art historian Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, a daughter of the original owners, and her husband, Ivo Hammer, a noted conservator who chaired the international expert commission that consulted on the restoration of the house. The restoration is the subject of a documentary by Dieter Reifarth; brief selections will help illustrate the lecture.

Speakers:
Daniella Hammer-Tugendhat, Honorary Professor of Art History, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Ivo Hammer, PhD, FIIC
, conservator-restorer

Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat is Honorary Professor of Art History at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and lectures at the Art History Institute of the University of Vienna. She is the daughter of Grete and Fritz Tugendhat, the original owners of the Tugendhat House by Mies van der Rohe. Hammer-Tugendhat studied art history and archeology at the University of Bern and Vienna and completed her PhD with a thesis on Hieronymus Bosch and the pictorial tradition. Her main areas of study include early modern art, particularly Netherlandish painting of the 16th and 17th Century, as well as research into art history as theory of representation concerning cultural studies, including critical research on social practises, semiotic theories, and gender studies. Between 2009 and 2014 she was a member of the EU’s European Research Council in Brussels. In 2010 she received the Gabriele Possanner Austrian State Prize. Together with Ivo Hammer, she received the Prize of the City of Brno in 2016. Hammer-Tugendhat is also the co-author, with Ivo Hammer and Wolf Tegethoff, of Tugendhat House—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Ivo Hammer, PhD, FIIC, is a conservator-restorer in the workshop of his father Walter Hammer, and teaches courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. He studied at the Universities of Freiburg/Breisgau and Vienna, focusing on art history, philosophy, and Classical and Christian archeology. From 1976 to 1997 he worked as the head of mural painting/architectural surface at the Conservation Institute of the Federal Office of Heritage Preservation in Vienna (Bundesdenkmalamt). His work included conservation of the romanesque mural paintings in Lambach and Salzburg Nonnberg, the Beethoven-Frieze of Gustav Klimt (1902), the facade paintings of the Esterházy-castle of Forchtenstein, and historical renderings of the castle of Salzburg. From 1997 to 2008, Hammer was a professor at HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Between 2003 and 2010 he executed a conservation-science study of the Tugendhat House. From 2010 to 2012, Hammer served as the Chair of the International Expert Commission THICOM (Tugendhat House). Together with Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, he received the Prize of the City of Brno in 2016. In 2017, he was Nominated for the K.F. Schinkel Ring of the German National Committee of Heritage Preservation.

Sponsored by:
Mies van der Rohe Society
David and Margaret Hensler

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Organized by
AIANY Historic Buildings Committee and DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State
Tugendhat House by Mies Van der Rohe. Photo by: David Zidlicky
Tugendhat House by Mies Van der Rohe. Photo: David Zidlicky.
Monday, 6/3, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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