Karel Boublik and Neo-baroque in Lviv Architecture of late 19th-early 20th centuries
Yuriy BiriulovWarsaw University
March 12, 2018 / 6.30 pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Karel Boublik (1868-1925) is a Lviv architect of Czech origin. He was director of a technical bureau of Ivan Levynskyi, worked in a construction department of the magistrate, was member of the Society of Authorized Developers in Lviv. He designed a Concert Hall for the Universal Regional Exhibition of 1894, with the mural painting of his own authorship, a Pavilion of Hygiene and a Triumphal Arch in honour of a visit to Lviv of France Josef І. He was managing the construction of the exhibition pavilion ─ The Palace of Industry (contributed to the design by F. Skovron). He is author of many residential buildings in Lviv of 1897-1914. He was an amateur actor. Head of the cultural society "Česká beseda," the oldest in the world Czech society outside Czech Republic. The buildings designed by Karel Boublik present pieces of architecture of the transition period from historicism in its Neo-baroque manifestation to Secession (Modernism) and modernized historical styles.
Сover Image: Triumphal Arch, 1894. Collection of Oleksandr Korobov / Urban media archive