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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Wojciech Zabłocki

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1930– ).

Polish architect. He designed the Olympic Training Centre, Warsaw (1962), the Swimming Pool, Zgorzelec (1975), the Auditorium and Sports Hall, Bydgoszcz (1973–in which...

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MBM Arquitectes

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Martorell-Bohigas-Mackay Arquitectes was established in Barcelona, Spain (1962), by Josep Maria Martorell i Codina (1925– ), Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola (1925– ), and David John Mackay (1933–...

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Olympia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Architecture.

A plain in Greece, in the western Peloponnese. In ancient Greece it was the site of the chief sanctuary of the god Zeus, the place where the original Olympic Games were held. An Olympiad...

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Werner March

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1894–1976).

German architect, the son of Otto March. He designed in a powerful, stripped Neo-Classical style. He is remembered for his masterpiece, the impressive Olympiastadion...

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Günter Behnisch

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1922–2010).

German architect, born near Dresden, Saxony. The most celebrated work of his Stuttgart firm Behnisch & Partners is the Olympiapark, Munich (1967–72), designed for the...

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Tensile architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Structure formed mostly of components acting in tension. rather than compression. It might include tents, suspen-sion-bridges, and suspended roofs (all types where weight can determine the null...

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Lindegren, Yrjö

Petri Blomstedt.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art. 255 words.

(Lorenzo)

(b Tampere, Aug 13, 1900; d Helsinki, Nov 13, 1952).

Finnish architect. He was an important exponent of functionalism in Finland. In 1937 he won the Grand...

Hajós [Guttmann], Alfréd

Ferenc Vadas.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art. 342 words.

(b Budapest, Feb 1, 1878; d Budapest, Nov 12, 1955).

Hungarian architect. He graduated from the Hungarian Palatine Joseph Technical University, Budapest, in 1899. He then...

Olympia

Nicholas Yalouris and Ann Thomas Wilkins.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Greek and Roman Art. 4923 words.

Site of one of the oldest and most famous ancient Greek sanctuaries. It lies in the western Peloponnese, 18 km inland from the Ionian Sea, at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and...

Stauch, Hellmut

W. H. Peters.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 353 words.

(Wilhelm Ernst)

(b Eisenach, March 10, 1910; d Lourenço Marques [now Maputo], July 19, 1970).

South African architect and boat designer of German birth. He trained...

Charney, Melvin

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Architecture; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art. 425 words.

Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1935; died 17 September 2012.

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, installation artist, architect.

In 1976 Charney attracted...