Tradition and Liturgy: Centralising Tendencies of Lutheran Church Architecture in Hungary during the Interwar Period

  • Eszter Baku

Abstract

The majority of the architectural research focusing on Hungarian architecture in the Interwar period, has to date, mainly analysed buildings with regard to international modern architecture and the steps leading to the development of modern church architecture. This research has however, only marginally expanded to include Evangelical Lutheran church architecture. The present article undertakes a complex research on a special building type, which increased between the World Wars and was determined by a geometric centralised ground plan based on both national and international architectural tradition. Lutheran churches built between the World Wars with central ground plans are analysed from both a  liturgical perspective, examining the theological aspect and the use of space, and also from the tradition of the ground plans.
Keywords: Centralised space, church architecture, Lutheran churches, liturgy, architecture in the Interwar period
Published online
2014-03-12
How to Cite
Baku, E. (2013) “Tradition and Liturgy: Centralising Tendencies of Lutheran Church Architecture in Hungary during the Interwar Period”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 44(1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.7297
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