The architect of the Hungarian Jewish emancipation

Ágnes Ivett Oszkó: Lipót Baumhorn. Holnap Kiadó, 2020

Text: Rudolf Klein

This work by Ágnes Oszkó was published by Holnap Kiadó in the series titled the Masters of Architecture, one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of specialist …

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 …