10.11.2021 - 31.7.2022 - Bedřich Feuerstein, architect. Prague – Paris – Tokyo
The architecture and civil engineering archive of the National Technical Museum in Prague manages the most extensive personal resource of the distinguished architect and stage designer Bedřich Feuerstein (1892–1936).Watch the spot for the exhibition.
The exhibition has a chronological framework, within which it accentuates a number of important themes and projects which enable it also to highlight unusual contexts. Visitors have the opportunity to gain an insight into Bedřich Feuerstein’s family background and see view items that he used or purchased during the course of his travels. The exhibition curator Helena Čapková also devotes attention to Feuerstein’s deployment in the First World War, his French (1920–1926) and Japanese periods (1926–1930), and his work in the theatre in both the 1920s (e.g. for the National Theatre in Prague) and in the 1930s (collaboration with the Liberated Theatre).
This broadly conceived exhibition captures not only the fascinating scope of Bedřich Feuerstein’s output, but viewers will also be impressed by the technological virtuosity of his architectural work, of which several models are presented (models of his successful competition design for Rieger’s burial mound at the peak of Kozákov in 1914, and St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, 1928 version were produced especially for the exhibition), as well as the technical documentation and also images and texts in the interpretation of the exhibition architect David Vávra.