Dobrović in Dubrovnik

The Museum of Applied Arts
18 Vuka Karadzica
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Nikola Dobrović (1897–1967)—one of the most significant architects of the Serbian and Yugoslav architecture of the 20th century—designed and built quintessentially modern villas, gardens, and hotels in the Mediterranean landscape of the south Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. The photographer Wolfgang Thaler has preserved these buildings in photographs depicting the beauty in decay of these heroic works of international modern architecture and conveying their meaningful Mediterranean resilience. His photographs will be exhibited for the first time in Serbia. 

The book Dobrović in Dubrovnik features these contemporary color photographs by Wolfgang Thaler together with previously unpublished original design drawings as well as black and white photographs of the buildings from the period of their construction. Comprehensive historical, theoretical, and phenomenological readings of events and forms, in two essays by architects Krunoslav Ivanišin and Ljiljana Blagojević respectively, describe a specific yet, by its spirit, universal Venture in Modern Architecture.

Muzej primenjene umetnosti / Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade

02/22/2017 – 03/15/2017

The Museum of Applied Arts
18 Vuka Karadzica
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Nikola Dobrović (1897–1967)—one of the most significant architects of the Serbian and Yugoslav architecture of the 20th century—designed and built quintessentially modern villas, gardens, and hotels in the Mediterranean landscape of the south Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. The photographer Wolfgang Thaler has preserved these buildings in photographs depicting the beauty in decay of these heroic works of international modern architecture and conveying their meaningful Mediterranean resilience. His photographs will be exhibited for the first time in Serbia. 

The book Dobrović in Dubrovnik features these contemporary color photographs by Wolfgang Thaler together with previously unpublished original design drawings as well as black and white photographs of the buildings from the period of their construction. Comprehensive historical, theoretical, and phenomenological readings of events and forms, in two essays by architects Krunoslav Ivanišin and Ljiljana Blagojević respectively, describe a specific yet, by its spirit, universal Venture in Modern Architecture.

Muzej primenjene umetnosti / Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade

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