Designing the International Network of Tér és Forma, 1928–1939. A Hungarian Architectural Journal’s Data-Driven Analysis

Sebestyén, Ágnes Anna (2023) Designing the International Network of Tér és Forma, 1928–1939. A Hungarian Architectural Journal’s Data-Driven Analysis. DISEGNO: A DESIGNKULTÚRA FOLYÓIRATA, 7 (1). pp. 8-24. ISSN 2064-7778

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Architectural periodicals were the major means of transferring textual and visual information about the current production, discourses, and problems of architecture during the interwar era. Illustrated magazines were widely available, and the immaterial sites of architectural publications became equally important as the construction site itself. In interwar Hungary, the architectural journal Tér és Forma (Space and Form) was the major organ of modern architecture under the editorship of the architect Virgil Bierbauer between 1928 and 1942. The periodical included the latest examples of modern architecture in Hungary and the current international scene covering most of Europe with an outlook on the USA, South America, and Japan. Bierbauer relied on his extensive international network of professional connections for transferring information and creating content for his journal. My paper focuses on the digital processing and analysis of Tér és Forma using the Croatian Artists Networks Information System (CAN_IS) as a digital network analysis tool. It allows the representation of the international relations of the journal based on its content, and the changes in editorial directions and its social network. My paper considers the methodology of organising the information extracted from the system and how this knowledge can be visualised. My paper also addresses the problems of legibility and distortion in data visualisations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: modern architecture, networks, journals, interwar Hungary, Croatian Artists Networks Information System (CAN_IS)
Subjects: N Fine Arts / képzőművészet > NA Architecture / építészet
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources / könyvtártudomány > Z278-549 Bookselling and publishing / könyvkereskedelem és -kiadás
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 10:14
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 10:14

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