THE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF BUCHAREST – ANALYZING THE TEXT AND SUBTEXT OF THE CONTEMPORARY URBAN SPACE

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The public space, generated by historical mutilated façades that have lost their initial meaning and message, is no longer meant to be a transparent space with an innocent outline2 but a transformed illusion of space, a confusing pattern that repeats itself from one frame to the next. Analyzing both artistic and symbolic characteristics of the eclectic façades the paper will read the dialogue generated by composition rules and recurrent patterns in their ‘text’ and ‘sub-text’, and will identify the connection between original material substance and the morphology of the architectural image ofBucharesttoday, while questioning the cultural value of a space …


AIDA VRIONI – A WARTIME JOURNAL

Posted On Oct 18 2011 by

Aida Vrioni (her true name is Maria Mateescu) was born in Ploieştiin 1886. She wrote short stories and sketches from the age of 15, and she sent them to Carmen journal in Bucharest. In 1904, C. Mille hired her at Adevǎrul, and she became the first woman journalist in Romania. Her rubric was entitled Impresii şi palavre. She founded, together with Adela Xenopol, Societatea Scriitoarelor Române. She published three volumes: Rǎtǎcire, Fata-sport, şi zilele grǎiesc. Her journal is still little known by the public. The first notebook dates from WWI (it starts with 1915 and ends with the withdrawal of …