Modern French Architecture in the Context of Czech and East-Central European Nineteenth-Century Architecture
Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices
My PhD deals with the appropriation of French architectural language in modern times in the Czech lands and more largely, in East-Central Europe. It focuses on a singular trend of 19th century historicism pertaining to Neo-Renaissance and eclecticism.
Though not as spread as the dominant inspirations drawn from Italian Renaissance architecture, French style—or mode—can nevertheless be found in every European country, and thus deserves better interest than it has so far. The aim of my PhD is to establish a sensible catalogue of the representations of the studied phenomenon and to unfold studies on the signification of French-style architecture.
The dissertation deals in part with the modes of circulation and adoption of such architectural mode. The paths borrowed by intellectual and cultural practices at the time are a major focus of interest. They lead to investigate architects’ migration flows and training, patrons’ tastes and intentions, along with the circulation of patterns. For the latter, printed material such as magazines and books dedicated to French architecture as well as republications of French treatises on architecture are key elements.
2014—: PhD in cotutelle, Charles University (Prague) / École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)
2014—: Continuing education in pedagogie, FF UK
2014: Masters – Art History, FF UK
10/2012–06/2013: Erasmus stay at École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
2011: BA – Art History, FF UK
Professional Experience and Grants
2016—: Tourist guide – Prague City Tourism
09-11/2016: Participation for the Institute of Art History, AV ČR, in the preparation of an exhibition and catalogue on the church of Heřmánkovice (Broumovsko, Czech Republic)
11/2014 – 03/2017: Grant of the French Government (for the cotutelle)
Scientific Activities (selection)
- Concours d’architecture du point du vue de César Daly: Des concours pour les monuments publics dans le passé, le présent et l’avenir. Workshop of the HISTARA research group (« Art et pouvoir, le pouvoir de l’art »), EPHE, Paris, 9-10/11/2016
- Co-organization of the PhD workshop “Crossing Borders. Interdisciplinarity, Migration and Mobility in Art History and Related Fields”, ÚDU FF UK, Prague, 22-23/09/2016.
Publication: Eva Csémyová – Adéla Klinerová, “Překračování hranic. Mezioborovost, migrace a mobilita v dějinách umění a příbuzných oborech”, Bulletin UHS 2/2016, pp. 28-29.
- “Les châteaux de la Renaissance française comme modèles des résidences du XIXe siècle”. Workshop on « La distribution intérieure comme miroir de la vie sociale : contaminations et glissements entre des cours en France, Italie et Europe centrale », EPHE, Paris, 28/05/2015.
- “Josef Mánes and Ignác Vojtěch Ullmann, a painter and architect” – paper for the conference on “Historical Olomouc XX: The Dynasty of the Silva Taroucas— Josef Mánes’s Patrons—and their Traces in Czech Culture”, Centre d’art, UP Olomouc, 29/04/2015
- “František Sequens: Decoration of the Churches of St. Cyril and Methodius in Prague-Karlín and St. Wenceslas in Prague-Smichov”. International conference on “Local Roots – European Connections. Positions of Nazarene Art in 19th-century Europe”, Regional Gallery of Liberec, 10-11/09/2014.
Languages: Czech (native), French (fluent), Englisg (written, spoken, read), German (good knowledge), Polish (read).