Communicating “space and form?”: The history and impact of the journal Tér és Forma as the Hungarian pipeline of Modernism
Pál Ritoók, Ágnes Anna Sebestyén

In the interwar era, architectural journals were at the forefront of professional attention and had the power to disseminate the Modern Movement in architecture globally. The Hungarian journal Tér és Forma (1928-1948) took the lead to introduce international modern architecture to the Hungarian public, while continually reporting on the newest building projects in interwar Hungary. Virgil Bierbauer, the periodical’s long-time editor (1928-1942), presented the broad panorama of contemporary architecture and his followers from 1943 intended to continue his legacy even in wartime. The impact of the periodical did not halt at its cessation in 1948 but, directly as well as indirectly, continued to define 20th century architectural historiography in Hungary.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Eastern European architecture, Cold War architecture, Hungarian modern architecture, Tér és Forma.

Issue 59
Year 2018
Pages 18-25

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