[artinfo] journal launch and Ákos Moravánszky lecture at CEU

Torok Borbala zsuzsannabt at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 16:24:43 CET 2007

Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies and 
Comparative Urban Studies Workshop, CEU

cordially invite you to the launching of the thematic

Urban History in East Central Europe
of the journal East Central Europe (ECE) 33 (2006) 1-2

followed by an open lecture 

Coincidentia  oppositorum?
Competing Visions in the Work of István Medgyaszay
Ákos Moravánszky

Central European Unoversity, 
1051 Nádor u. 9, Monument Building
Thursday, 13 December, 6 p.m., Gellner Room

In his lecture, Prof. Moravánszky will start a polemic
with his own thesis, expressed in his path-breaking
book Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social
Imagination in Central European architecture,
1867-1918 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press,
1998). He will focus on the architect István
Medgyaszay's search for a national style and at the
same time for a modern language of concrete
architecture, showing the connection between
"aesthetic invention" and "social imagination" in one
particular oeuvre.

Ákos Moravánszky is Professor of the Theory of
Architecture at the Institut gta (Institute for the
History and Theory of Architecture) of ETH Zurich. His
main areas of research are the history of East Central
European architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries,
the history of architectural theory, and the iconology
of building materials and constructions. He is also
editor of the book series TheorieBau at Quart
Publishers in Lucerne, President of the editorial
board of the Swiss architectural journal Werk,
Bauen+Wohnen and serves on the editorial board of the
journal tec21 and advisor to several renowned
international academic programs. 

ECE is a refereed international journal of the social
sciences and humanities with a focus on the region
"between the Baltic and the Adriatic." This ECE's
issue was done in cooperation with the Center for
Urban History of East Central Europe, L'viv.

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