Not many cities bear the autograph of an architect as strongly as Ljubljana. Slovenian architect Jože Plecnik has devoted most of his life as a practicing architect to the improvement of his home town: from small-scale interventions such as pavements, lamp poles and statues, to buildings, bridges and squares, grand city plans and the design of the city’s cemetery. This contribution offers a literary description of three periods in the life and work of Jože Plecnik. The author traces the paths of the architect in contemporary Ljubljana, imagining how his reading of the city and his view of the role of the architect changed in three successive periods.
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