Heinrich Schoenberg: Modernist Architect in Interwar Bucharest

Authors

  • Valentin Popescu National University of Arts, Bucharest

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/lumenphs/9.1/55

Keywords:

interwar Bucharest, modern architecture, antisemitism, media exposure, jewish architect

Abstract

Bucharest multiculturalism was a feature of its cultural life throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It contributed to the interwar architectural development and creative output of Bucharest. This development envolved some lesser known jewish architects such as: Emanuel Arnet, Leon Silion, Jean Krakauer, Iacob Rosinthal, Harry Schoenberg. The opinions expressed by interwar architects concerning modern architecture was facing the opposition of traditionalist architects. The modernisation of Bucharest was a matter of architecture and identity. Therefore the article also makes a hypothesis concerning the anonimity of a magazine report about the modern architecture of Bucharest published in “Romanian ilustration” of 24.08.1932. This magazine report was published in the antisemitic atmosphere in interwar Bucharest. Based on some clues the article attempts to identify the authors of the report, both the interviewed architect and the journalist. The article will give a general outline concerning the life and activity of the presumed author, the architect and artist Heinrich Schoenberg. The Sionist interests of Henry Shoenberg’s siblings and family will also be discussed.

Author Biography

Valentin Popescu, National University of Arts, Bucharest

PhD student at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania

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Published

2021-12-12

How to Cite

Popescu, V. (2021). Heinrich Schoenberg: Modernist Architect in Interwar Bucharest. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Philosophy & Humanistic Sciences, 9(1), 26-44. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumenphs/9.1/55

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