RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

 
VILLA TUGENDHAT. 1980-1985

VILLA TUGENDHAT. 1980-1985

The first restoration and renovation of the Tugendhat House took place at the beginning of the 1980s. The impetus for the preservation of  the then already derelict building was provided by the architect Josef Němec, the director of the State Institute for the Renovation of Historic Towns and Listed Buildings... read more

 
MILOŠ BUDÍK. VILLA TUGENDHAT. 1956

MILOŠ BUDÍK. VILLA TUGENDHAT. 1956

At the beginning of 1956 Miloš Budík entered a seemingly inconspicuous, somewhat unusual house at 45 Černopolní Street in Brno with camera in hand. He had been dispatched to this address by the editorial room of the Brno daily Rovnost, with whom he was working at the time as a photographer. He never dreamed that... read more

 
WEISSENHOF AND NOVÝ DŮM HOUSING ESTATES - INSPIRATION ALSO FOR THE VILLA TUGENDHAT?

WEISSENHOF AND NOVÝ DŮM HOUSING ESTATES - INSPIRATION ALSO FOR THE VILLA TUGENDHAT?

Dagmar Černoušková, Iveta Černá, Stuttgart 1927 – Brno 1928 / Weissenhof and Nový dům housing estates. Inspiration also for the Villa Tugendhat? In: Radana Červená (ed.), ARCHIVUM AMICUS HISTORICI EST. A Bulleting on the occasion of Hana Jordánková’s jubilee; Brno: Archiv města Brna 2015, s. 506–599   In 1927... read more

 
GRETE TUGENDHAT. FRANTIŠEK KALIVODA. BRNO 1968-1969

GRETE TUGENDHAT. FRANTIŠEK KALIVODA. BRNO 1968-1969

Forty-five years ago an exhibition of the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was held in the Brno House of Arts. That singular cultural event was associated above all with two people: Grete Tugendhat and František Kalivoda. In 2013 we were commemorating the birthdays of both of them: Grete Tugendhat was born 110 years... read more

 
TORSO - A WORK OF ART IN VILLA TUGENDHAT

TORSO - A WORK OF ART IN VILLA TUGENDHAT

On the occasion of the WILHELM LEHMBRUCK (1881–1919) RETROSPECTIVE exhibition, held in the Brno House of Arts from 11 September until 10 November 2013, the Study and Documentation Centre in Villa Tugendhat prepared a new publication titled TORSO. A Work of Art in Villa Tugendhat. The third publication in the editorial... read more

 
ICONIC DETAILS - VILLA TUGENDHAT

ICONIC DETAILS - VILLA TUGENDHAT

Villa Tugendhat in Brno by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is now famous as one of world architecture’s outstanding 20th century villas. But at the same time, the Tugendhat Villa is synonymous today with a great number of iconic elements, details and materials. In particular, some items of metal furniture designed specifically... read more

 
MIES IN BRNO, THE TUGENDHAT HOUSE

MIES IN BRNO, THE TUGENDHAT HOUSE

Mies in Brno. The Tugendhat House monograph is the first comprehensive work on the history of the world-famous icon of modern architecture, from its inception to renewal and restoration in 2010–2012. It was published in late 2012 as the first publication from the book series by the Study and Documentation Centre in... read more

 
VILLA TUGENDHAT, THE FACADE OF AN ICON

VILLA TUGENDHAT, THE FACADE OF AN ICON

Villa Tugendhat, “an icon” of Modern architecture, is the work of the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Having been completed more than eighty years ago, it is also a monument and has consequently gone through a great deal. It did not become an icon overnight despite the fact that discussions regarding its merits... read more

 
Eight Decades of a Modern Residence

Eight Decades of a Modern Residence

Dagmar Černoušková, Brno's Villa Tugendhat: Eight Decades of a Modern Residence, Journal of Architectural and Town-planning Theory, Volume XLVI, 2012, Number 1-2, pp. 24-51 You can download the article here. The article maps out the more than eight decades of history of Villa Tugendhat. The author of the Villa... read more

 
INTERNAL PLASTERING AND PAIN WORK

INTERNAL PLASTERING AND PAIN WORK

Pavlína Klazarová, Villa Tugendhat is open after renewal and restoration, SPEKTRA (paint materials, heating and facade systems), year 12, no. 4, 2012, pp. 24-26. You can download the article here. The article discusses the adaptations to the internal plastering and paint work in Villa Tugendhat. It provides brief... read more

 
Villa Tugendhat is once again close to the original

Villa Tugendhat is once again close to the original

Dagmar Černoušková, Alena Štěpánková, Marek Navrátil, Villa Tugendhat is once again close to the original, BRNO BUSINESS & STYLE, roč. 20, č. 1, 2012, s. 4-7, 86; www.iBrno.cz The article can be downloaded here. In 2010–2012 villa Tugendhat underwent its second renovation (the first renovation was carried... read more

 
The DLW Floor Covering

The DLW Floor Covering

Pavlína Klazarová, The Celebrated Villa Tugendhat Is Open Once Again After Renewal Work as of March, DOMO (the floor materials and systems; the parquet and wood floors), year 16, no. 2, 2012, pp. 26-28. The article can be downloaded on the Czech version of our web pages. The remains of the original Deutsche Linoleum... read more

 
VILA TUGENDHAT AND THE BARCELONA PAVILION

VILA TUGENDHAT AND THE BARCELONA PAVILION

Martina Hrabová, Gramatika krásy. Práce Ludwiga Miese van der Rohe pro Brno a Barcelonu (The Grammar of Beauty. The Work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Brno and Barcelona), ARCHITEKT, volume. LVII, no. 1, 2012, pp. 58-67. You can download the article here. This article examines two projects by Ludwig Mies van der... read more

 
THE GENIUS LOCI OF THE SLOPE ABOVE LUŽÁNKY PARK

THE GENIUS LOCI OF THE SLOPE ABOVE LUŽÁNKY PARK

Dagmar Černoušková, The genius loci of the slope above Lužánky Park.On the first “villa estate” in Brno. In: 67 bulletin Moravské galerie v Brně (Bulletin of the Moravian Gallery in Brno), 2011, pp. 70-79 At the beginning of the 1860s the first villa colony — a housing estate with detached houses for the wealthy —... read more

 
THE HOUSE OF GRETA AND FRITZ TUGENDHAT IN BRNO

THE HOUSE OF GRETA AND FRITZ TUGENDHAT IN BRNO

Iveta Černá, The house of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno. In: 67 bulletin Moravské galerie v Brně (Bulletin of the Moravian Gallery in Brno), 2011, pp. 80-91 Between 1929-1930 the husband and rife Greta and Fritz Tugendhat had a house built in Brno to a design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The house became famous... read more

 
THE VILLA TUGENDHAT DURING THE COURSE OF MONUMENT RENOVATION WORK

THE VILLA TUGENDHAT DURING THE COURSE OF MONUMENT RENOVATION WORK

Iveta Černá – Dagmar Černoušková – Ivan Wahla – Milan Žáček – David Židlický, The Villa Tugendhat during the Course of Monument Renovation Work, Průzkumy památek, roč. XVIII, 1/2011, s. 195-202 The Study and Documentation Centre was established in the Villa Tugendhat in 2005; the famous villa has been under the operative... read more

 
A contribution by Martina Hrabová

A contribution by Martina Hrabová

A contribution at the conference „MIES NEU DENKEN – RETHINKING MIES“ by Martina Hrabová presents the person of Mies van der Rohe in the light of the most recent research developments and within the context of contemporary architecture production.  The article can be downloaded on the Czech version of our web... read more

 
THE ARNOLD VILLA AND THE FIRST VILLA COLONY NAD LUŽÁNKAMI

THE ARNOLD VILLA AND THE FIRST VILLA COLONY NAD LUŽÁNKAMI

Dagmar Černoušková, The Arnold Villa above Lužánky Park. On the First Villa Colony in Brno. In: Jana Čermáková, Radana Červená, Hana Jordánková, Irena Loskotová, Jitka Šibíčková (eds.), AND IN GENERAL… The Classified Collection for Milena Flodrová on her 75th Birthday, Brno: the Statutory City of Brno and Brno City... read more

 
FRITZ LÖW-BEER AS A COLLECTOR OF ASIAN ART

FRITZ LÖW-BEER AS A COLLECTOR OF ASIAN ART

Dagmar Černoušková - Iveta Černá, Not Seeing the Trees Because of the Forest. The Other World of the Collector Fritz Löw-Beer. In: Jiří Kroupa, Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, Lubomír Konečný (eds.), ORBIS ARTIUM. On the Anniversary of Lubomír Slavíček, Brno: Masarykova univerzita 2009, pp. 755-765Fritz Löw-Beer (1906-1976)... read more

 
THE ARCHITECT FRANTIŠEK KALIVODA AND THE TUGENDHAT VILLA 'CAUSE'

THE ARCHITECT FRANTIŠEK KALIVODA AND THE TUGENDHAT VILLA 'CAUSE'

THE ARCHITECT FRANTIŠEK KALIVODA AND THE TUGENDHAT VILLA 'CAUSE'Dagmar Černoušková – Jindřich Chatrný, The Architect František Kalivoda and the Villa Tugendhat “cause” (several notes), Prostor Zlín, year XIV, no. 4, 2007, pp. 36-43 The first attempts at renewal and a dignified cultural use of one of the most... read more

 
THE LATEST NOTES ON THE CONSTRUCTION HISTORY OF VILLA TUGENDHAT

THE LATEST NOTES ON THE CONSTRUCTION HISTORY OF VILLA TUGENDHAT

Dagmar Černoušková – Josef Janeček – Karel Ksandr – Pavel Zahradník, New Notes on the Construction History of Villa Tugendhat and its Restoration and Reconstruction over the years 1981-1985, Průzkumy památek, year. XV, 1/2008, pp. 89-126 (www.pruzkumypamatek.cz)After a significant period of time, the first comprehensive... read more

 
THE TUGENDHAT VILLA AS A RESEARCH CENTRE

THE TUGENDHAT VILLA AS A RESEARCH CENTRE

Iveta Černá – Dagmar Černoušková, Villa Tugendhat as a Research Centre. In: Iveta Černá – Ivo Hammer (eds.), MATERIALITY, Proceedings from the International Symposium on Preserving Monuments of Modern Architecture, Brno: Brno City Museum and Hornemann Institut 2008, pp. 208-221This consists of a summary of the latest... read more

 
THE LÖW-BEER VILLA IN SVITÁVKA

THE LÖW-BEER VILLA IN SVITÁVKA

Dagmar Černoušková – Iveta Černá, The Large Löw-Beer Villa and the Small Löw-Beer Villa in Svitávka. In: Jan Sedlák (ed.), Famous Villas of the South Moravian Region, Prague: Foibos 2007, pp. 32-38The so-called Large Villa in the spirit of an Art Nouveau château building with Baroque and Neo-Classical elements was... read more

 
THE LÖW-BEER VILLA IN BRNO

THE LÖW-BEER VILLA IN BRNO

Dagmar Černoušková, The Löw-Beer Villa in Brno. In: Jan Sedlák (ed.), Famous Brno Villas, Prague: Foibos 2006, pp. 27-28 The Brno industrialist in textiles, Moritz Fuhrmann, had an Art Nouveau villa built over the years 1903-1904 in Brno on Sadova street (Parkstrasse), at present Drobného street. His sons sold the... read more

 
THE ERNST LÖW-BEER VILLA

THE ERNST LÖW-BEER VILLA

Iveta Černá, The Ernst Löw-Beer Villa in Brno. In: Jan Sedlák (ed.), Famous Brno Villas, Prague: Foibos 2006, pp. 103-105Grete Tugendhat's cousin, Ernst Löw-Beer (the brother of the collector of Asian art Fritz Löw-Beer), had a family house constructed on Kalvodova street in Brno-Pisárky in the year 1935. The authors... read more

 
VILLA TUGENDHAT OVER THE YEARS 1940-1950

VILLA TUGENDHAT OVER THE YEARS 1940-1950

Zdeněk Kudělka - Lenka Kudělková, New Findings Regarding Villa Tugendhat. In: 57. Bulletin Moravské galerie v Brně (Bulletin of the Morvian Gallery in Brno), 2001, pp. 92-98 After the outbreak of World War II, Villa Tugendhat was confiscated by the German state secret police, becoming the property of the German Reich... read more

 
CONSTRUCTION HISTORY RESEARCH

CONSTRUCTION HISTORY RESEARCH

Construction history research (CHR) on the Brno Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat was prepared in the year 2001. Art history and theoretical analyses by the country’s leading art historians and architecture theoreticians make up separate chapters of the CHR research project. The Villa is also evaluated within the... read more

 
Project Preparation for the Rehabilitation of Villa Tugendhat

Project Preparation for the Rehabilitation of Villa Tugendhat

PROJECT CAMPAIGN The project preparation for the renewal of a key work of world Modernist architecture, Villa Tugendhat in Brno, was begun at the beginning of the year 2005. The full name of the project, prepared over the period of January 2005 up to September 2006, is The Project for Rehabilitation and Restoration... read more

 
SELECTION FROM THE LITERATURE

SELECTION FROM THE LITERATURE

One of the tasks of the Study and Documentation Centre is to provide researchers with the widest possible spectrum of information about not only Villa Tugendhat, but also regarding Brno and Czech architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries in general. A selection of specialized literature has consequently been established... read more