Architecture of Slovakia


Residential course

Mark Powell

13 March 2020 to 15 March 2020

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The small state of Slovakia has some of the richest and best preserved architectural heritage in Central Europe. From the traditional wooden vernacular architecture, with farms and churches, through the Gothic castles, churches, and town buildings of Hungarian rule, and their Renaissance manor houses and palaces, the neat enclaves of German settlers in their villages and market towns, and finally the strongly individual infrastructure built by the newly independent Czechoslovak state after 1918, the variety is impressive. We examine the qualities of all these styles in the historical context of Hungarian overlordship, Habsburg Imperial rule, Czechoslovak development and the new architecture of the young, independent Slovak nation.
Tutor: Mark Powell

Dinner Friday 13 – Lunch Sunday 15 March
Fees (£): 395 338 338 226

Tutor information

Mark Powell – After studying languages and art at Durham University, St John’s College Oxford, the Ruskin Art School and Vienna University, Mark Powell began a career as a university lecturer in Humanities at Buckingham University, and later switched to leading Art and Architectural tours. He has lived, taught and acted in theatre in Vienna where wrote and broadcast for Blue Danube Radio. He has led many art tours to the city. He led the first art tours to Sarajevo after the siege, one of which was filmed for BBC World’s “Fastrack” programme.