Political Liberalization

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The political and social conditions in Czechoslovakia began to liberalize from the beginning of the 1960s. These tendencies were positively manifested primarily in the areas of culture, specifically in literature, theatre and in the visual arts.


Simultaneous events

1963 Villa Tugendhat as a Protected Monument

Villa Tugendhat as a Protected Monument

The first attempts at preservation and meaningful use of one of the most celebrated villa structures in the world date from the beginning of the 1960s. The first important step took place on 6th of December... read more


1963 New National Gallery in Berlin


Mies accepted a commission in his native Germany in 1962-68. He designed the building of the New National Gallery on a plot of land in close proximity to his former Berlin office (Am Karslbad street 24... read more


1963 František Kalivoda

František Kalivoda

The Architect František Kalivoda (1913-1971) ranked amongst the most remarkable figures of Brno culture in the 1930s-1960s. Part of his legacy is stored in the Brno City Museum. His interest in publishing... read more