Edvard (Edo) Ravnikar (1909––1993), born in the Austro-Hungarian city of Ljubljana (Laibach), Slovenia, was Jožže Pleččnik's premiere student, protéégéé, and successor. Ravnikar's architectural work developed from near perfect emulation of Pleččnik's idiosyncratic classicism to his own form-giving mastery at the mid-twentieth century.

Pleččnik co-founded the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Ljubljana; Ravnikar assumed leadership of the faculty after World War II. Both men were superior teachers and architectural thinkers, and Ravnikar possessed a true cosmopolitan's interest and engagement in sophisticated world discourse. He worked in Le Corbusier's studio in 1939, and while there he drafted one of Le Corbusier's most noted renderings, Algiers Skyscraper——so finely executed that Le Corbusier did not sign it in deference to the brilliance of Ravnikar's rendering skills and as a compliment to him. His mature period was closely aligned with Marshal Tito's rule...

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