The Kádár Cube Comeback
|From Hungarian Cubes: Subversive Ornaments in Socialism (2014) by Katharina Roters|
Kádár cubes, named after János Kádár, the Communist leader of Hungary between 1956 and 1988, fell out of fashion long ago but are now making a comeback on the internet, on the websites of art magazines, and trendy social media pages. There are approximately 800,000 of these square houses with tent-like roofs spread across the country, usually in small villages and built between 1960 and 1980. Many of these homes are now being renovated.
|Images: Hungarian Cubes: Subversive Ornaments in Socialism (2014) by Katharina Roters|
Hungarian Cubes: Subversive Ornaments in Socialism, a book by German-Hungarian artist Katharina Roters, has inspired a new generation of Hungarian creatives to embrace the once-maligned abodes. They appear in film, paintings and even fashion design.
|Kádár Cube dress from the 2019 collection by Dóra Tomcsányi|
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