Functionalism, Purism and Czech Architecture
Vladimír Šlapeta is architect and architecture historian based in Prague. He graduated in architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague and served a long time as the Head of Architecture Department of the National Museum of Technology in Prague, where he curated many exhibitions on Czech architecture, as for example The Brno Functionalists/Helsinki 1983/ and Czech Functionalism /AA London 1987/. After the Velvet Revolution, he was appointed a professor and he served as the Dean of Architecture Faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague /1991-97 and 2003-06/, later also as a Dean of Architecture Faculty in Brno /2006-10/. In 2000 he was a visiting scholar of the Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA in Montreal, 2013-14 he was a Fulbright-Masaryk Scholar at the Cooper Union in New York
His articles have been published in Architectural Review, Architect´s Journal, Casabella, Domus, Rassegna, Bauwelt, ARCH plus, Architecture-Mouvement-Continuité, Quaderns and etc.
He is a member of the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin and he was a visiting professor in Ljubljana /Slovenia/. He was also awarded Kunstpreis Berlin 1992, Prize of the City of Brno and Prize of the Trienale of Architecture in Bucharest. He is Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects AIA, Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA and Society of German Architects BDA.