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Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009) -
Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009) -
Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009) -
Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009) -
Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009) -

Trojhlavý drak 2009 (Three-Headed Dragon 2009)

This publication offers a fascinating insight into a time when Upper Silesia was almost a borderless space, effectively lacking many of the political boundaries that now divide it. It presents the architecture of the inter-war period in this distinctive and unique region, built on heavy industries such as coal mining, iron and steel, which nevertheless offered much more than merely images of sweat, toil and tears. Located at a crossroads of history, with a highly complex social structure including several distinct ethnic communities living side by side, Upper Silesia developed its own unique cultural essence. It was also the location of numerous high-quality architectural projects during the inter-war period, as architects such as Leopold Bauer, Josef Gočár and Erik Mendelsohn left their own distinctive legacy here. The publication presents 14 outstanding buildings from this period.

Czech-Polish-German-English publication.
The catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Trojhlavý drak / Trójgłowy smok / Dreiköpfiger Drache / 2009 organized by the Association for Ostrava Culture (SPOK – Spolek pro ostravskou kulturu) and the Gallery of Fine Arts at Ostrava’s House of Art (Dům umění) from 25 September to 31 October 2009, in collaboration with the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (Faculty of Architecture) and Archivolta magazine.
Exhibition curators: Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec (Czech part), Ryszard Nakonieczny, Justyna Wojtas (Polish part)
Author of the text “Silesia”: Radovan Lipus
Translation: Renata Putzlacher (PL), Tomáš Kafka (DE), Pavel Dominik (EN)
Photographs: Antonín Dvořák, Ryszard Nakonieczny, Roman Polášek, Martin Popelář, Justyna Wojtas, Anna Syska, Jiří Štencek, Halina Sikora, Martin Kubečka, Eliška Bochňáková, Vlasta Horáková, Petra Dočekalová, Alena Krásná, Łukasz Piszczek and archive materials
Catalogue concept and editing: Tadeáš Goryczka and Jaroslav Němec
Text editing: Martina Němcová-Dragonová
Translation: Tadeáš Goryczka (PL), Hana Foltýnová (DE), Jan Hrabec (EN)
Graphic design and typesetting: Jaroslav Němec.
Print: Printo, s. r. o., Ostrava – Poruba
First edition, Ostrava 2009
Print run: 1000 copies,
Published by SPOK – Spolek pro ostravskou kulturu, Vdovská 36, 712 00 Ostrava | www.trojhlavydrak.com and the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Jurečkova 9, 702 00 Ostrava | www.gvuo.cz
152 photographs, 96 pp., paperback 

ISBN 978-80-904096-4-4
ISBN 978-80-85091-95-3

Product code: K0206
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