František Plesnivý

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
František Plesnivý
Villa Gabriela.jpg
Villa Gabriela, where Plesnivý died
Born(1845-04-04)4 April 1845
Died9 August 1918(1918-08-09) (aged 73)
NationalityAustrian
OccupationArchitect
Spouse(s)Gabriela Plesnivá
ChildrenFerdinand (1882–1934)
AwardsSilver Medal of the City of Prague
BuildingsEttrichova Vila
Villa Gabriela
Signature
František Plesnivý's signature.jpg

František Plesnivý (4 April 1845 – 9 August 1918) was a Czech architect known for his Art Nouveau early designs and utilitarian later designs.[1] Among his many buildings is Ettrichova Vila, the Jaroměř (present-day Czech Republic) house featured prominently in Jan Hřebejk's 2000 film Divided We Fall,[2] which during the late 19th century was frequented by admirers such as Emperor Franz Joseph I.[3]

In 1897 František Plesnivý designed and constructed a villa for his family in Nový Hradec Králové, Villa Gabriela, named after his wife. During the early 20th century Plesnivý also designed and built churches,[4] factories[5][6] and public utility structures such as water towers.[7]

The architect František Plesnivý died on August 9, 1918 in Villa Gabriela, Nový Hradec Králové.

Distinctions[edit]

In 1898, at the Architecture and Engineering Exhibition, Plesnivý was awarded the Silver Medal of the City of Prague.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Čáp, J., & Čížek, J., "Historické průmyslové stavby: Textilní firma Josef Bartoň a synové, přádelna Staré Město nad Metují", in Náchodský zpravodaj, #9, 2019, p. 7.
  2. ^ Potůček, J., "Vila Josefa Ettricha má nádech elegantní francouzské architektury", Novinky.cz, March 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Vila Josefa Ettricha, SlavneVily.cz.
  4. ^ "Kaple Neposkvrněného početí Panny Marie 'na Rožberku', Slezské Předměstí", Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
  5. ^ Waisserová, A., "Lederer & Adler, mechanická továrna na obuv", Litomyšlský architektonický manuál.
  6. ^ Skřivánek, M., Litomyšl 1259-2009: City of Culture and Education (Litomyšl: City of Litomyšl, 2009), pp. 272–275.
  7. ^ Water reservoir tower, Česká Třebová, vodarenskeveze.cz.
  8. ^ Vlček, P., ed., Encyklopedie architektů, stavitelů, zedníků a kameníků v Čechách (Prague: Academia, 2004), p. 508.

External links[edit]

Media related to František Plesnivý at Wikimedia Commons