In their October/November issue, British Czech and Slovak Review features the explosively creative Groag couple, including an enthusiastic review of DoppelHouse’s Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden… Read more British Czech and Slovak Review features Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Queen Elizabeth →
Thursday, October 24th, 7 PM–Architecture Professor Christoper Long, who specializes in Central European architecture at UT Austin, will be lecturing on the Groags at a BookPeople event in Austin, TX.… Read more BookPeople Hosts Groag Lecture →
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences commissioned an in-depth review of Éva Forgács’ 2016 book Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement. In the lengthy article… Read more H-Net Reviews Takes a Close Look at Hungarian Art →
We’re pleased to announce that DoppelHouse Press has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement by architecture… Read more Graham Foundation awards DoppelHouse with a grant for new art & architecture book →
Forgács’ “intellect, cultural knowledge and research, analytical and synthetic skills, is what makes Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement a text that I was unable to put down; one that will be used by those interested in the field for a long time to come.” – Dr. Oliver Botar, Hungarian Cultural Studies
“Claire Beck Loos, the Witness of an Era” — exhibition in Pilsen examines the life of architect Adolf Loos through the biography of him written by photographer and author Claire Beck Loos. The Pilsen Synagogue is home to the exhibition all summer.
Hungarian modernism may be a terra incognita for many but the distinguished art historian Éva Forgács is an invaluable guide to the territory. Her essays are shafts of light illuminating a complex terrain that is not only located at the center of Europe but, given the seismic political shifts that have occurred there, is central to the history that defined the twentieth century.
2. MicroparcelizationDingbat apartments, with their famously vulnerable “soft story,” are at the heart of the new Los Angeles earthquake retrofitting law. Read the LA Times article for an in depth look at this city-wide issue.