Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:35 pm

The Church of St. Francis at Siski, Ljubljana

The nave of the church seen from behind the High Altar
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:41 pm

The Church of St. Francis at Siski, Ljubljana


The processional aisle

On of the external lamps designed for the church.
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:28 pm

The Baragovo Semenisce (The Baraga Seminary) 1936-1941

This was designed by Plecnik as the new seminary for the Archdiocese of Ljubljana and partially realized betreen 1936 and 1941. It was intended to be cylendrical and dew inspiration from the Colosseum in Rome and from the Castel San'Angelo. The war overtook the building process. Those parts arelady completed were occupied by the nazis and subsequently by the communists. The building was not "denationalized" and now serves as a student hostel. I presume that Plecnik was not suggesting that the Ljubljana seminary was to be a place of detention and martyrdom!!
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:35 pm

The Colonnade of the Market of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Trznice) 1940-1944
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:38 pm

The same markets street-side
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:57 pm

The Peglezen (iron) House 1933-1934

The house was built on a very narrow strip of land between Poljanska Street and Kapiteljska Street occupying the site of an earlier house destroyed by the earthquake of 1895. It was financed privately by Matko Prelovsek and his wife Elza. The poljanska street elevation comprises of large arched windowas on the ground floor, wndows with segmented arches on the first floor, a row of windows on the second floor ending in a conservatory enclosed by five pairs of columns, and smaller windows on a third floor. A laundry was built on the very top of the houseconnected by a visible spiral staircase. The elevation of the Kapiteljska Street is much less elaborate.
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:01 pm

Some more views of the Iron house in Ljublyana
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Amsterdam » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:50 pm

Praxiteles wrote:The Colonnade of the Market of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Trznice) 1940-1944

This looks beautiful.
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:07 am

Believe me it is one of the most beautiful and elegant structures that I have seen - and the heavy rain did not take from it!! The humanity of its proportions serve to make the city one of the must habitable and well planned anywhere in the world.
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:25 am

The Tromostrovje or Three Bridges complex in Ljubljana also by Plecnik



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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:27 am

The Cevliarski Most or Shoemakers Bridge Ljubljana also by Plecnik


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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:41 am

Zale, Ljubljana, Funerary monument and chapel by J. Plecnik

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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:39 pm

Praxiteles wrote:Ctesiphon!

Here is something else for the shopping bag:

Joze Plecnik, Architect, 1872-1957 : The Complete Works
Krecic, Peter ISBN:0823025659.


Dear Santa...
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:48 pm

The Gymnasium of the Ursuline Convent, Ljubljana 1939-1941
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:00 pm

The Column of the Immaculate Conception, Levstikov trg, Ljubljana 1938

The small square surrounding the column is demakcated by spherical boundary stones and by rows of clipped maple tress arranged ten to a row along the boundary - all alluding to a rosary beads.
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:46 pm

The groundplan for Plecnik's St Francis Church
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Re: Jože Plečnik (1872-1957)

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:03 am

trace wrote:Do also check out Andrej Hrausky's essay on Plecnik's Ljubljana in New Irish Architecture 21 (AAI Awards 2006), published by Gandon Editions ISBN 0946846 901. Hrausky has published several books on Plecnik and an architectural guide to Ljubljana.



Does Gandon Editions ever want to be contacted by anyone? Or is like Heiniken and the Danes.. they just can bear seeing their books leave Oysterhaven. How does one contact them?
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