On Tuesday, 20 February 2018, the book “VILLA TUGENDHAT. THE GARDEN” was presented in Villa Tugendhat. It was published in a bilingual version (in Czech and English) by the Brno City Museum. The publication was prepared by the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre (SDC-VT) as the Centre’s 13th publication.
The garden of Villa Tugendhat is more than just the building’s distinctive natural framework – it is literally one with it, joined with the house through interior and exterior architectural elements to form a single unique complex that is a UNESCO heritage site. The site’s genius loci, with its beautiful views of the historical skyline of the city of Brno, inspired Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to create a unique architectural composition. The entire house, including the main living space, has been designed with an eye towards various different views of the city’s major landmarks. By contrast, the garden is a quite intimate space where the main role is played by nature. An important contributor to the garden’s design was the Brno-based landscape architect Markéta Müllerová. This book presents the first design concepts for the garden, its changes over the course of the 20th century, and its renovation in the years 2010–2012, all of it accompanied by historical color photographs.’
In addition to the editors Iveta Černá and Lucie Valdhansová, the authors of the texts are Kamila and Přemysl Krejčiřík, Jana Tichá, Dagmar Černoušková and Roman Zámečník. The introductory word was written by Marc Treib. Photographs were taken by Veronika Skálová and David Židlický.