Friday, November 4, 2011

One Year Without Milka Bliznakov

Prof. Dr. Milka Bliznakov
passed away
at her home
in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
on November 4th 2010.

She was a profound scholar and expert of the 20th century architecture

She was born a gifted teacher who presented her books
and endowed her knowledge how to feel and interpret architecture

She was a passionate classical music and opera lover

She was a dreamer and a passionate democrat
striving for the rights of each and everyone

She was the founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

She was the most generous person we have ever known
She was a great individual

She is our spiritual mother
She is unforgettable

Rest in Peace, dear Milka
Lju & Pepi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyQyaIl2rfI&feature=related

http://www.womenarchitectsca.com/in-memoriam/
http://sofiazanas.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post.html
http://20c-arch-bg.blogspot.com/2010/11/milka-bliznakov.html















































Milka's home in Tall Oaks Drive, Blacksburg - October, 1995




The interior of her house with unique pieces of Modernist furniture


and with a Bulgarian corner

















In Tall Oaks Drive before Milka's house in Blacksburg, V.A.
with Solange d'Herbez de la Tour,
then President of the International Union of Women Architects,
on the way to the conference lectures at Virginia Tech
on the occasion of the
10th anniversary jubilee conference of the
International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) -
October, 1995
















At the front door of her home in Blacksburg, V.A. -
in a hurry for the farewell party of IAWA's
jubilee conference - October 1995























At the Faculty of Architecture, Virginia Tech, V.A. - October, 1995
















In Washington, D.C. - in front of the White House - October, 1995
















In Washington, D.C. - at the Museum of Modern Art - October, 1995























The start of a long trip to the West Cost with Greyhound - November, 1995























Farewell to BLacksburg, V.A. - December 12, 1995


















At the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria - October, 1996


















With colleagues at the rest house of the Bulgarian Union of Architects n Bansko, Bulgaria - October, 1996 (from left to right) :
standing: a Bulgarian architect, Milka Bliznakov, Lois Gottlieb, Ljubinka Stoilova, Petar Iokimov;
sitting: Nikola Kamenov, Sarelle Weissberg, Inge Horton, Kamenov's wife Katya.
















At the restaurant to the rest house of the Union of Bulgarian Architects
in the Monastery of St.St. Cyrique and Julita,
near Asenovgrad, Bulgaria - October, 1996
(from left to right) Milka Bliznakov, Lois Gottlieb, Ljubinka Stoilova, Petar Iokimov, Robert Gottlieb, Sarelle Weissberg, Inge Horton


















The farewell party in Sofia, Bulgaria - October, 1996


















In the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria - August 1997

























Hunting for new contributions to the IAWA
with the Bulgarian architect Nadezhda Budevska
during Milka's last stay in Sofia, Bulgaria - September 2008


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