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Béla Málnai, Dezsö Székely, eds.
A Ház. Müvészeti havi folyóirat. II. évfolyam. (The House, an Artistic Monthly Journal. Year II)
Budapest: A Ház, 1909. Quarto 32.5x25.4 cm., clothbound, 282(x)pp. The complete run of ten numbers for the second year. A Haz appeared from 1909 to 1911. Extensive drawings and two essays by Károly Kós (here Kosch), original lithographs by Gyula Tichy, several drawings by Lajos Kozma, József Rippl-Rónai, elevation drawings by Csorna, Bábolnai, Kocsis, Sárkány etc., with photo reproductions of artworks and built projects by a host of contemporary Hungarian painters, designers and sculptors. A HÁZ (The House) was a journal dedicated to the building and visual arts, which appeared for four years under the directorship of Béla Málnai. It is a major document of the Hungarian art and architecture of the era, as well as examining the building and design of Traditional Hungarian arts and crafts. From the late 19th century up to 1918, the territories under Hungarian rule employed a unique form of Secessionist architecture which has received very little attention from architectural scholars and historians but was quite vital and original. Most of the buildings executed in this style in Budapest and the provincial cities such as Szabadka (Subotica), Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureş), Kolozsvár (Cluj), Arad, Temesvár, etc. In Budapest a good deal of them were destroyed in the last days of the Second World War from German bombings. A HÁZ was one of the few architectural journals which treated this movement with the sumptuousness that characterized the publications of the latter Austro-Hungarian Empire. It celebrated the native architecture that was unique to Hungarian lands with their u … [Click Below for Full Description]
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