HISTORY

The Endless Column of Targu Jiu

In 1934, sculptor Constantin Brancusi was asked to erect a memorial to honour the heroic deeds of Gorj people and especially the resistance of the Târgu-Jiu townsfolk during World War I. He had always wished to do something for his native Romania and he willingly accepted the commission, which he felt to be the climax […]

Historical survey of the erection of the “Endless Column”

Sculptor Constantin Brancusi erected the monumental ensemble of Târgu-Jiu in 1937-1938, to honour the memory of Gorj heroes, killed in action during the First World War. His long-nurtured dream of creating a large-scale public work was materialized in “the only sculpture of the modern era that will bear comparison with the great monuments of Egypt, […]

Letters Geist – Gorjan

GORJAN TO GEIST [ Typed copy of a two-page letter sent by registered air mail to Mr Sidney Geist, 11 Bleecker Street, New York 12 NY, USA] STEFAN GEORGESCU-GORJAN Str. Galati nr. 18 Bucharest 13 (Roumania) Bucharest, the 5th of January 1965 Dear Mr. Geist, I was very sorry that I missed the opportunity of […]

STEFAN GEORGESCU-GORJAN

Stefan Georgescu-Gorjan was born in Craiova, the chief town of the province of Oltenia, on 29 August 1905 (11 September, according to the Gregorian calendar), to the family of Ion and Stanca Georgescu-Gorjan. His father – orphaned at ten years of age – had left his native village of Godinesti (Gorj county) and had worked […]

TECHNICAL DATA OF THE 1937 COLUMN

The tube-like steel spine has a square cross section (side – 42 cm). It consists of three distinct stages. The lower stage is a steel box, 8.93-meter long, fabricated from angles and steel plates, welded together in the shop. The middle stage is a 10-meter steel box. The upper one is a 9.4-meter lattice work. […]

THE CONSTRUCTORS OF THE ENDLESS COLUMN

ALDEA ION, foreman, Metal Structures ANASTASIU GHEORGHE, assistant foreman, Foundry AURNAIER IOSIF, assembling fitter BELTEKI IOSIF, joiner BORODI VICTOR, master welder BOTH BELA, fireman, NCO BREDAN ALEXANDRU, truck driver BRICI TEODOR, worker, Foundry BUTUROAGA MARIN, worker, Foundry CAPRAR NICULAE, apprentice, Foundry CHEBEL ANTON, joiner, foreman DEMETER IOSIF, concreter ELEKES ALEXANDRU,worker, Foundation FLISEK CAROL, model carpenter, […]

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