The special issue of RIHA Journal:  “Precarious Past? Research on Baroque Art and Architecture in East Central Europe under Socialism“

2019

The special issue of RIHA Journal: “Precarious Past? Research on Baroque Art and Architecture in East Central Europe under Socialism“

Place Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, POLAND
Organizer RIHA Journal
More info https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era

The special issue “Precarious Past? Research on Baroque Art and Architecture in East Central Europe under Socialism“, edited by Michaela Marek (†) and Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė, originates from a conference held at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2014. In order to enhance a comparative approach to the still understudied field of art historiography under Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, the six contributions focus on art historical writing on the Baroque era. This was a topic that, due to its connection with the Church and aristocracy, had an ideologically precarious position within the confines of Marxism-Leninism. The papers highlight the complex relationship between the need to fulfill the new ideological requirements and persisting intellectual, personal, and institutional structures that preceded the communist takeovers.

Contents:
0211 Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė, Vorwort zum Special Issue „Prekäre Vergangenheit? Barockforschung im östlichen Mitteleuropa unter den Bedingungen des Sozialismus” https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0211-pluharova-grigiene

0212 Marija Drėmaitė, "Vilnius. A Baroque City": Changing Perceptions of the Baroque Heritage during the Twentieth Century
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0212-dremaite

0213 Ivan Gerát, Die Jesuiten- und Universitätskirche in Trnava (Tyrnau, Nagyszombat) im Spiegel des kunsthistorischen Diskurses um und nach 1948
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0213-gerat

0214 Vendula Hnídková, The Clementinum. A Baroque Monument in the Capital of Socialist Czechoslovakia
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0214-hnidkova

0215 Karolina Jara and Emilia Kłoda, Art Historiography on the University of Wrocław Main Building – A Battlefield of Ideologies
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0215-jara-and-kloda

0216 Andrzej Kozieł, Under the Pressure of 'Polonization' Ideology: Renaissance and Baroque Art in Silesia in the Works of Polish Art Historians after 1945
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0216-koziel

0217 Péter Rostás, Ideologische Positionen zur Problematik der Budapester Burgruine in den 1950er Jahren
https://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2019/0211-0217-special-issue-historiography-in-cold-war-era/0217-rostas