Hungarian Cubes by Katharina Roters

Hungarian Cubes by Katharina Roters

Subversive ornaments in socialism. Collective and private expression, conformity and subtle subversion: The “Magyar Kocka” and its ornamentation.

Flipping through Frankie Magazine we stumbled upon these photo’s by Katharina Roters.
She made a photo essay on altered “Magyar Kocka, or Hungarian Cube, a standardized type of residential house in Hungary that dates back to the 1920s. It was designed as a radically functional single-family home for Budapest’s suburbs and housing projects, but it became closely identified with the postwar communist era, when many villages were rebuilt with uniform rows of single-family homes, and the Hungarian Cube—often renamed the Kádár Kocka, after Hungary’s communist president, János Kádár, became ubiquitous. Edited and with photographs by Katharina Roters. With texts by Hannes Böhringer, Endre Prakfalvi, Zsolt Szijártó and József Szolnoki” (read more uchicago.edu)

Hungarian Cubes,1st edition, 2014, Text English and German. Hardback 172 pages, 123 color illustrations, 22 x 25 cm, ISBN 978-3-906027-43-2 (images via/buy at park books)

40 FrontPages by Peter Jansen

40 Front Pages by Peter Jansen

During Bicentennial Year in the USA (1976) Peter Jansen travelled for 2 months through several states buying a newspaper in the 40 cities he passed, this way summarizing and documenting the journey. Starting in New York on the 4th of July at Bicentennial Day and ending in the same town on the 13th of September unexpected but quite historic events happened, like the and the death of Mao Zedong. This book includes all at half size and is published in a limited edition of 300 signed and numbered copies. Book dimensions 12 x 12 inch. A copy of this book is on display at the Royal Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.
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