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Born 1933 on the island of Korcula, [[Croatia]]. Art and culture historian. Lives in [[Zagreb]].
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'''Matko Meštrović''' (1933, island of Korcula, [[Croatia]]) is an art and culture historian.  
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High school completed in Split.  
 
High school completed in Split.  
Graduated in History of Art and Culture from the Faculty of Philosophy, [[Zagreb]] University (grad. 1958).  
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Graduated in History of Art and Culture from the Faculty of Philosophy, [[Zagreb]] University (1958).  
 
As a French government grantee spent six months in [[Paris]] in 1961.  
 
As a French government grantee spent six months in [[Paris]] in 1961.  
 
From August 1969 to July 1970 as an IREX grantee was at the following universities in the United States: Columbia University, New York, UCLA, Los Angeles (Art Department and Journalism Department), MIT, Cambridge (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia (The Annenberg School of Communication).  
 
From August 1969 to July 1970 as an IREX grantee was at the following universities in the United States: Columbia University, New York, UCLA, Los Angeles (Art Department and Journalism Department), MIT, Cambridge (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia (The Annenberg School of Communication).  
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He was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb.  
 
He was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb.  
  
In [[1961]] he initiated, with [[Božo Bek]] and [[Almir Mavignier]], the network [[New Tendencies]] and was one of its leading forces. In [[1968]] he was a member of the organizational committee of »Tendencije 4 – Computers and Visual Research« and co-publisher of the magazine [[Bit International]] (and editor of bit international 4 in 1969), which appeared from 1968 – 1972 and concentrated on questions of the interlocking of technology/science, art, design and media.  
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In [[1961]] he initiated, with [[Božo Bek]] and [[Almir Mavignier]], the network [[New Tendencies]] and was one of its leading forces. In [[1968]] he was a member of the organizational committee of ''Tendencije 4 – Computers and Visual Research'' and co-publisher of the magazine ''[[Bit International]]'' (and editor of ''Bit International'' 4 in 1969), which appeared from 1968–1972 and concentrated on the intersections of technology, science, art, design and media.  
  
 
1956–1964 worked as art critic for Radio Zagreb.  
 
1956–1964 worked as art critic for Radio Zagreb.  
 
1959–1966 founding member of [[Gorgona]].
 
1959–1966 founding member of [[Gorgona]].
  
The 60s were the period of his life completely devoted to the newly established Center for Industrial Design, in 1964-1968 as the head of information department.  
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The 60s were the period of his life completely devoted to the newly established Center for Industrial Design, in 1964-1968 as head of the information department.  
Then, he was also very closed to ICSID (the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).
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He was also close to ICSID (the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).
 
His interest in technology and information science goes back to activities in the Croatian Sociological Society and the International Association of Mass Communication Researchers (IAMCR) in the 70s.  
 
His interest in technology and information science goes back to activities in the Croatian Sociological Society and the International Association of Mass Communication Researchers (IAMCR) in the 70s.  
 
Being the consultant to general manager of Zagreb Radio and Television (1970-1987), he tried to introduce the most advanced professional and theoretical know-how concerning public information.  
 
Being the consultant to general manager of Zagreb Radio and Television (1970-1987), he tried to introduce the most advanced professional and theoretical know-how concerning public information.  
He was director of the Institute for Culture of Croatia for five years (1987-1992).  
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He later served as director of the Institute for Culture of Croatia (1987-1992).  
  
 
He is senior research fellow at the Zagreb Institute of Economics where he initiated the research project Cultural capital and development strategy of Croatia.
 
He is senior research fellow at the Zagreb Institute of Economics where he initiated the research project Cultural capital and development strategy of Croatia.
  
; Authored books
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He lives in [[Zagreb]].
* ''From Single to General'' (1967)
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* ''Outlines Without Patterns'' (1978)
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==Publications==
* ''Theory of Design and Environmental Problems'' (1980)
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===Books===
* ''The World, Consciousness and Dependence'' (1983)
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* ''Od pojedinačnog općem'' [From the Particular to the General], Zagreb: Mladost, 1967, 362 pp; Zagreb: DAF, 2005. Review: [http://www.ipu.hr/content/zivot-umjetnosti/ZU_6-1968_154-156_Poznic.pdf Poznić] (ZU). {{cr}}
* ''Goods and Freedom'' (1995)
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* with Fedor Kritovac, ''[[Media:Mestrovic_Matko_Kritovac_Fedor_Osnove_metodologije_industrijskog_dizajna_1968.pdf|Osnove metodologije industrijskog dizajna]]'', Zagreb: Centar za industrijsko oblikovanje, 1968, 69 pp. {{cr}}
* ''Reality Time'' (2002)
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* editor, ''Društvenost komunikacije / Sociality of Communication'', Zagreb: Zavod za kulturu Hrvatske, 1978, 350 pp.
* Matko Meštrović (ed.), ''Social Capital and Transition in Croatia'' (1998).
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* ''Obrisi bez obrasca'' [Contours without Patterns], Zagreb: Mladost, 1979, 220 pp. {{cr}}
* Matko Meštrović (ed.), ''Globalization and Its Reflections in Croatia'' (2001)
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* ''[[Media:Mestrovic_Matko_Teorija_dizajna_i_problemi_okoline_1980.pdf|Teorija dizajna i problemi okoline]]'' [Design Theory and Environmental Problems], Zagreb: Naprijed, 1980, 327 pp. {{cr}}
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** [[Media:Mestrovic_Matko_1980_2016_Design_and_Environment.pdf|"Design and Environment"]], intro. Fedja Vukić, ''Journal of Design History'' 30:2, 2016, pp 212-230. Trans. of the chapter "Dizajn i okolina". {{en}}
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* ''Svijet, svijest i zavisnost'' [The World, Consciousness and Dependence], Zagreb: August Cesarec, 1983, 332 pp. {{cr}}
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* editor, ''Kabelska televizija intermedijalni medij'', Zagreb: Televizija, Služba za poslove razvoja, 1986, 92 pp. {{cr}}
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* editor, ''Informacijski sistemi Radio-televiziji Zagreb'', Zagreb: Televizija, 1987, 146 pp. {{cr}}
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* ''Roba i sloboda: ogledi iz nepropitane suvremenosti'' [Goods and Freedom], Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 1995, 269 pp. {{cr}}
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* editor, with Aleksandar Štulhofer, ''Sociokulturni kapital i tranzicija u Hrvatskoj'' [Social Capital and Transition in Croatia], Zagreb: Hrvatsko sociološko društvo, 1998. {{cr}}
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* editor, ''Globalizacjia i njene refleksije u Hrvatskoj'', Zagreb: Ekonomski Institut, 2001, 283 pp. {{cr}}
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** ''Globalization and Its Reflections on (in) Croatia'', New York: Global Scholarly Publ., 2003, 404 pp. {{en}}
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* ''Vrijeme zbilje: ususret evolucijskom ubrzanju'', Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2002, 303 pp. {{cr}}
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* ''Raspršenje smisla: doktrinarni svijet na izmaku?'', Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 2007, 266 pp.
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** ''Dispersion of Meaning: The Fading Out of the Doctrinaire World?'', Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, ix+173 pp. {{en}}
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* ''Towards a New Orientation'', Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, xiii+124 pp. {{en}}
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* editor, ''Živi Marx'', Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2013, 142 pp. Includes Croatian translations of articles originally published in Italian on the website ''UniNomade 2.0, Dossier Marx vivo.'' {{cr}}
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===Essays===
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* [untitled], in ''Nove Tendencije 2'', 1963; repr. as "Idelogija Novih tendencija" [The Ideology of New Tendencies], in Meštrović, ''Od pojedinačnog općem'', Zagreb: Mladost, 1967. {{cr}}
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** "Analisi sociologica di nuova tendenza", Venice, c1963. {{it}}
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* "The Situation of NT", ''Bit International'' 3, Zagreb, 1968, pp 41-44.
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20060827065826/http://www.mi2.hr:80/alive/mestrovic.htm "Art and Technology - Yesterday and Today"], 1998. Talk delivered at the XXXII AICA Congress, Japan.
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* [http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=208983&lang=en "Vrijeme zbiljnosti"], ''Socijalna ekologija'' 7:3, May 1998. {{cr}}
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20060202234116/http://www.akademie-solitude.de/stuttgart1960/3_text_matko.html "Computer and Visual Research – Ways of thinking and scope of acting"], 2004.
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* [http://www.inst.at/trans/15Nr/01_2/mestrovic15.htm "Culture - Commonness of the Common?"], ''Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften'' 15, Jun 2004.
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* [http://www.inst.at/trans/16Nr/01_2/mestrovic16.htm "Global Crisis and Social Earth"], ''Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften'' 16, Aug 2006.
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* [http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/bildwissenschaft/how_to_understand_media_arts_mestrovic.pdf "How to Understand Media Arts"], ''Zarez'' 9:208, 2007.
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===Translator===
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* Gillo Dorfles, ''Oscilacije ukusa i moderne umjetnosti'', Zagreb: Mladost, 1963, 184 pp. Trans. of ''Le oscillazioni del gusto e l'arte moderna''. {{cr}}
  
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==Interviews==
* Matko Meštrović, "Computer and Visual Research – Ways of thinking and scope of acting" 2004 [http://web.archive.org/web/20060202234116/http://www.akademie-solitude.de/stuttgart1960/3_text_matko.html]
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* Ilaria Bignotti, [http://dspace-unipr.cineca.it/bitstream/1889/2385/1/10_Matko%20Me%C5%A1trovic.pdf "Matko Meštrović. Di ogni processo storico bisogna analizzare convergenze e divergenze; nessun percorso storico è lineare, ma fatto di richiami e di riprese"], ''Ricerche di S/Confine'' 2, 2013. {{it}}
* Matko Meštrović, "Global Crisis and Social Earth" [http://www.inst.at/trans/16Nr/01_2/mestrovic16.htm]
 
* Matko Meštrović, "Culture - Commonness of the Common?" [http://www.inst.at/trans/15Nr/01_2/mestrovic15.htm]
 
* Matko Meštrović, "Art and Technology - Yesterday and Today", 1998 [http://www.mi2.hr/alive/mestrovic.htm]
 
* Matko Meštrović, ''Obrisi bez obrasca'' (Contours without patterns), Mladost, Zagreb, 1970
 
* Matko Meštrović, "Ideology of New Tendencies", 1963
 
  
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==See also==
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* [[New Tendencies]]
  
http://avantgarde-museum.com/kolekcija/ht/autor.php?lang=en&autor=116<br>
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==Links==
http://dada.compart-bremen.de/node/4504
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* http://dada.compart-bremen.de/node/4504
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* http://avantgarde-museum.com/kolekcija/ht/autor.php?lang=en&autor=116

Latest revision as of 21:08, 30 December 2017

Matko Meštrović (1933, island of Korcula, Croatia) is an art and culture historian.

High school completed in Split. Graduated in History of Art and Culture from the Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University (1958). As a French government grantee spent six months in Paris in 1961. From August 1969 to July 1970 as an IREX grantee was at the following universities in the United States: Columbia University, New York, UCLA, Los Angeles (Art Department and Journalism Department), MIT, Cambridge (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia (The Annenberg School of Communication). Ph.D. thesis defended at University of Zagreb in 1978. He was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb.

In 1961 he initiated, with Božo Bek and Almir Mavignier, the network New Tendencies and was one of its leading forces. In 1968 he was a member of the organizational committee of Tendencije 4 – Computers and Visual Research and co-publisher of the magazine Bit International (and editor of Bit International 4 in 1969), which appeared from 1968–1972 and concentrated on the intersections of technology, science, art, design and media.

1956–1964 worked as art critic for Radio Zagreb. 1959–1966 founding member of Gorgona.

The 60s were the period of his life completely devoted to the newly established Center for Industrial Design, in 1964-1968 as head of the information department. He was also close to ICSID (the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design). His interest in technology and information science goes back to activities in the Croatian Sociological Society and the International Association of Mass Communication Researchers (IAMCR) in the 70s. Being the consultant to general manager of Zagreb Radio and Television (1970-1987), he tried to introduce the most advanced professional and theoretical know-how concerning public information. He later served as director of the Institute for Culture of Croatia (1987-1992).

He is senior research fellow at the Zagreb Institute of Economics where he initiated the research project Cultural capital and development strategy of Croatia.

He lives in Zagreb.

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Od pojedinačnog općem [From the Particular to the General], Zagreb: Mladost, 1967, 362 pp; Zagreb: DAF, 2005. Review: Poznić (ZU). (Croatian)
  • with Fedor Kritovac, Osnove metodologije industrijskog dizajna, Zagreb: Centar za industrijsko oblikovanje, 1968, 69 pp. (Croatian)
  • editor, Društvenost komunikacije / Sociality of Communication, Zagreb: Zavod za kulturu Hrvatske, 1978, 350 pp.
  • Obrisi bez obrasca [Contours without Patterns], Zagreb: Mladost, 1979, 220 pp. (Croatian)
  • Teorija dizajna i problemi okoline [Design Theory and Environmental Problems], Zagreb: Naprijed, 1980, 327 pp. (Croatian)
    • "Design and Environment", intro. Fedja Vukić, Journal of Design History 30:2, 2016, pp 212-230. Trans. of the chapter "Dizajn i okolina". (English)
  • Svijet, svijest i zavisnost [The World, Consciousness and Dependence], Zagreb: August Cesarec, 1983, 332 pp. (Croatian)
  • editor, Kabelska televizija intermedijalni medij, Zagreb: Televizija, Služba za poslove razvoja, 1986, 92 pp. (Croatian)
  • editor, Informacijski sistemi Radio-televiziji Zagreb, Zagreb: Televizija, 1987, 146 pp. (Croatian)
  • Roba i sloboda: ogledi iz nepropitane suvremenosti [Goods and Freedom], Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 1995, 269 pp. (Croatian)
  • editor, with Aleksandar Štulhofer, Sociokulturni kapital i tranzicija u Hrvatskoj [Social Capital and Transition in Croatia], Zagreb: Hrvatsko sociološko društvo, 1998. (Croatian)
  • editor, Globalizacjia i njene refleksije u Hrvatskoj, Zagreb: Ekonomski Institut, 2001, 283 pp. (Croatian)
    • Globalization and Its Reflections on (in) Croatia, New York: Global Scholarly Publ., 2003, 404 pp. (English)
  • Vrijeme zbilje: ususret evolucijskom ubrzanju, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2002, 303 pp. (Croatian)
  • Raspršenje smisla: doktrinarni svijet na izmaku?, Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 2007, 266 pp.
    • Dispersion of Meaning: The Fading Out of the Doctrinaire World?, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, ix+173 pp. (English)
  • Towards a New Orientation, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, xiii+124 pp. (English)
  • editor, Živi Marx, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2013, 142 pp. Includes Croatian translations of articles originally published in Italian on the website UniNomade 2.0, Dossier Marx vivo. (Croatian)

Essays[edit]

Translator[edit]

  • Gillo Dorfles, Oscilacije ukusa i moderne umjetnosti, Zagreb: Mladost, 1963, 184 pp. Trans. of Le oscillazioni del gusto e l'arte moderna. (Croatian)

Interviews[edit]

See also[edit]

Links[edit]