Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Архитект Нено Ямантиев - творчество и съдба

из цикъла «Творци на българската архитектура»
на д-р арх. Л. Стоилова

Architect Neno Yamantiev - creativity and fate
from the cycle "Creators of Bulgarian Architecture"
by L. Stoilova, M.Arch, Ph.D.

On the 31st of January 2012 we celebrate the 110th Anniversary
from the birth of architect Neno Yamantiev (1902 - 1965).
The 44th year from his death will be noted in October this year,
but still a small part of his diverse artistic world
has been uncovered for wide public.
Each artist deserves to become well known not only through
the results of his creativity, but also as a manner of work,
as a personality and through his own fate, as well.

For the first time I tried to introduce architect N. Yamantiev
with a paper at the conference "White spots in the history of Bulgarian architecture", organized by the Union of Architects in Bulgaria (09.02.1995).
Short before taking the microphone I was pushed and
the slides to the text littered over the floor.
Certainly, in the last moment I was not able
to put them in order and my show was corrupted.

Since then my several attempts to publish the text
in different editions were not successful -
always something did not match - was that the architect or the aiuthor ?!
The paper did not enter also the thematic issue of journal Architecture
dedicated to Modern architecture (Nr. 1/2010 - http://20c-arch-bg.blogspot.com/p/modernism-yesterday-today-tomorrow.html),
due to its reduced volume.

Today I disseminate the text in Internet
with the hope that it will meet the maximum number of readers,
who are interested in the fate
of the Modern architecture and Modern architects in Bulgaria.
I owe this to the architect's heirs - Anna and Hristo Yamantiev,
who were keeping keenly the memory about their father
and committed generously a lot of
his materials and their own recollections about him.


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