АUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MONUMENTS IN BANJA LUKA

Authors

  • Ajla Barjamović University of Vienna, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, Department of Art History, Garnisongasse 13, Campus courtyard 9, Vienna
  • Jelena Rađenović University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Master student Bulevar Stepe Stepanovića 77/3, Banja Luka,
  • Miroslav Malinović University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Department for History and Theory of Architecture and Building Heritage Protection, Bulevar Stepe Stepanovića 77/3, Banja Luka,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7251/AGGPLUS1907044B

Keywords:

Banja Luka, Austro-Hungary, 1878–1918, monument, architecture

Abstract

The paper deals with the establishment and architecture of Austro-Hungarian monuments erected in Banja Luka in the period 1878-1918. The monuments were erected on the orders of the military administration, based on the reputation and tradition earlier seen throughout the former Habsburg Monarchy. The paper shows three monuments, only one of which is preserved, but in a state requiring significant interventions. The paper first presents the general historical framework, then the construction of the monuments, while the final discussion questions the relationship of contemporary society to these monuments and emphasizes the importance of inheriting the historical layers of architecture and the problem of the neglection of Austro-Hungarian heritage of military background in our country.

Published

2019-12-12

Issue

Section

Architecture