National and University Library, Ljubljana

Ljubljana 1936–9, Jože Plečnik

The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where Plečnik spent the latter part of his life, is the backdrop for some of his most ambitious schemes. Of these, the most monumental is the National and University Library, which ingeniously combines Classical and vernacular references. Designed to replace an early Baroque palace, the facade is representative of Plečnik’s most eccentric mannerist style.

‘The Architecture in Detail series is without question one of the most beautifully illustrated and well-documented collections of monographs on individual buildings produced anywhere in the world.’
— Jury of the American Institute of Architects, 1995
National and University Library, Ljubljana
Winner of the Series Award, American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Awards, 1996, 1997 and 1998
Series editor
David Jenkins
Mark Vernon-Jones
Phaidon Press

297 × 297mm
Pb c.20 colour
80 b&w illustrations

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