On the Duties of Thinking and the Necessity to Act

András Lányi: Introduction to Eco-Philosophy for Beginner Advanced Students

Text: Zsuzsa Schäffer

This book written by András Lányi is a comprehensive survey of the entire system of ecological thinking in four chapters based on various associated topics. The first …

Testimonies towards a deeper understanding of Modernist architecture

Ferenc Vámossy: Essays on Architectural Theory
Tarsoly Kiadó, 2019, 420 page

Text: Mária Tatai

Of several hundreds of articles written by Ferenc Vámossy, five have been selected and included in his volume published now. Surveying five independent topics, they …

The place in the world of the non-places

István Schneller: Modern Sacred Buildings
Typotex, Budapest, 2019

Text: Tamás Meggyesi

When holding a book on architecture with beautiful photographs, we are inclined to limit our attention to the illustrations. However, if we start turning the pages, and get …

Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe

On the volume by Rudolf Klein

Text: György Szegő

Rudolf Klein, the author of this representative 455-page thesaurus has used the option offered to him by ICOMOS in a convincing way: he was invited to explore the Jewish cemeteries …

Urban Symmetry

Zsolt Hlinka, Premier Nyomda, 2018, Budapest, 165 page

Why symmetry? Because it is perfect: a consciously created or randomly occurring composition that captures the immaculate balance. My artistic aspirations have been built around this concept since the beginnings, approaching …

Architecture copy paste

Felix Madrazo and Winy Maas: Copy Paste.
The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

Text: Péter Debreczeni

The unique nature of design is a priority, and there is a wide variety of tools and devices that can be used to achieve …

A Master of Historicism

Dr. Pilkhoffer Mónika: The Oeuvre of Architecture Adolf Lang. TERC, Budapest, 2017, 216 page

Szöveg: Jeney András

Mónika Pilkhoffer, an associate history professor with the University of Pécs, has also established her fame as an art historian. In her …

East-West Passages

Towards an Integral History of Post-War Architecture in Europe
Eds. Ákos Moravánszky – Torsten Lange – Judith Hopfengärtner – Karl R. Kegler: East West Central. Re-Building Europe 1950–1990. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag 2017, 3 volume)

Text: Béla Kerékgyártó

What was …

Bonding Metaphors

Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism. An Introduction
Edited by Andri Gerber, Brent Patterson, Transcript Verlag, 2013

Text: Dániel Veress

The book reviewed below is a gap-filler publication which we had waited for long. It is easy to see that …

Women Architects in the Socialist Era (1945–1989)

On a newly published collection of English-language essays

Text: Béla Kerékgyártó

How did they find their places and what was the role of women who were active as architects in the countries of the Socialist block? Was there any …

Henrieta Moravčíková: Friedrich Weinwurm Architect

Slovart, Bratislava, 375 page

Text: Rudolf Klein

Henrieta Moravčíková, professor of architectural history with the University of Technology in Slovakia published this bilingual (English- and Slovak) monography on the outstanding architecture of Modernism who lived and worked in Bratislava …

Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina

Dubravka Đukanović: Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina from 1699 to 1939
The Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, Petrovaradin Novi Sad, 2015

The monograph „Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina from 1699 to 1939“ …