Emil Belluš – a celebrity of Slovak culture

Štefan Šlachta

SUMMARY

The author reminds us of Emil Belluš as a celebrity with broad cultural and creative background, who integrated in his creation nearly all the artistic branches. His friendship and cooperation with painters, writers, journalists, researchers and sportsmen enriched his life which had been fully reflected in his designs. Emil Belluš as an architect with rich practice was involved in the issues of architectural education as well as in the scientific life, where he had published his attitudes towards pressing social, cultural, architectural, and urban topics. He was also involved in the architectural competition and exhibitions. The message of Emil Belluš for today is his art to comprehend architecture as a living part of the cultural and social scene.

Keywords: Slovakia, culture, architect, Emil Belluš, celebrity