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Gheorghe Leahu Private Collection

Reproduction after an watercolour painted by Gheorghe Leahu which represents Sfânta Vineri (Saint Friday) Church demolished in 1986

The collection reflects the activity of the architect Gheorghe Leahu, known in Romania for his watercolours representing streets and monuments of Bucharest destroyed as a result of the “urban systematisation” policy of Ceauşescu’s regime. The Gheorghe Leahu Collection includes watercolours, drawings, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and books.

Location

  • București Bulevardul Libertății 12, Romania 030167
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Languages

  • Romanian

Name of collection

  • Gheorghe Leahu Private Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

Content

  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 10-99
  • paintings: 500-999
  • photos: 100-499
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-

Operator(s)

Owner(s)

Founder(s)

Date of founding

  • 1950

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Collector(s)

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Publications

Author(s) of this page

  • Petrescu, Cristina
  • Pintilescu, Corneliu

References

Leahu, Gheorghe. 1988. Bucureşti – arhitectură şi culoare (Bucharest – Architecture and Colour). Bucharest: Editura Sport Turism.

Leahu, Gheorghe. 1993. Lipscani – centrul istoric al Bucureştilor (Lipscani – the Historic Centre of Bucharest). Bucharest: Editura Arta Grafică.

Leahu, Gheorghe. 1995. Bucureştiul dispărut (Lost Bucharest). Bucharest: Editura Arta Grafică.

Leahu, Gheorghe. 1997. Distrugerea Mănăstirii Văcăreşti (The Destruction of the Văcăreşti Monastery). Bucharest: Editura Arta Grafică.

Leahu, Gheorghe. 2013. Arhitect în “Epoca de Aur” (Architect in the “Golden Age”). Bucharest: Fundaţia Academia Civică.

Leahu, Gheorghe. 2017. Acuarela de arhitectură (Architectural watercolours). Bucharest: Vremea.

Panaitescu, Alexandru. 2012. De la Casa Scânteii la Casa Poporului. Patru decenii de arhitectură în Bucureşti 1945–1989 (From the House of the Spark to the House of the People: four decades of architecture in the city of Bucharest, 1945–1989). Bucharest: Simetria.

Zahariade, Ana Maria. 2011. Arhitectura în proiectul communist: România 1944–1989 / Architecture in the communist project: Romania 1944–1989. Bucharest: Simetria.

Leahu, Gheorghe, interview by Pintilescu, Corneliu, Petrescu, Cristina, September 15, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2019-01-21 16:40:33