Histories of Postwar Architecture Journal : Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-War Architecture

Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA) is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal that aims to publish innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions.

The Journal accepts papers and original submissions that have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors maintain their copyright and are aware that their works are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Authors can re-publish their paper (or parts of it) giving appropriate credit to HPA Journal. The journal accepts papers in English, even though reviews are also accepted in Italian. HPA is published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna in partnership with the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts and the Department for Life Quality Studies of the same university.

No 4 (2019): Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-War Architecture

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From Within / From Outside: Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-War Architecture  PDF (English) 1-5

Invited Papers

How Brazil’s Modern Architecture Revolution impacted Europe and Africa Ana Cristina Dos Santos TostõesPDF (English) 6-25


The Best of All Possible Worlds. USA 1949-1959: God’s Own Country Ugo RossiPDF (English) 26-53
The Kit of Parts as Medium and Message for Developing Post-war Dwellings Carlo CarbonePDF (English) 54-74
Building Silicon Valley. Corporate Architecture, Information Technology and Mass Culture in the Digital Age Lina MalfonaPDF (English) 75-97
A Window on the United States. The Image of American Architecture in West Germany’s Journals: 1947-1962 Marta BacuzziPDF (English) 98-115
Spanish Post-War Architecture in Portuguese Magazines (1946 – 1970) – the cases of A Arquitectura Portuguesa & Cerâmica e Edificação (Reunidas) and Arquitectura Paulo Tormenta Pinto, Alexandra Saraiva, João Paulo DelgadoPDF (English) 116-130
Resurrection of Antoni Gaudí in Post-War Media. A Critical Chronology. 1945-1965 Carmen Rodríguez PedretPDF (English) 131-162
Built in USA: Post-War Architecture-Midcentury Architecture as a Vehicle for American Foreign Policy Peter Minosh, Hunter PalmerPDF (English) 163-183
Federico Correa in Vienna Central Europe in Arquitecturas Bis (1974-1985) Alejandro Valdivieso RoyoPDF (English) 184-208
The Story of Another Idea: Forum voor Architectuur en Daarmee Verbonden Kunsten’s. Construction of Netherlander Contemporary Urban Landscape Rebeca Merino del RíoPDF (English) 209-229
“DEAR ALISON” The Diffusion of J.A. Coderch’s Work through his Participation in Team Ten Julio Garnica González-BárcenaPDF (English) 230-241
New Brutalism and the Myth of Japan Yat Shun Juliana KeiPDF (English) 242-255


Gaudí in the US: New Foundations in Post-War Architecture Criticism Elena TriusPDF (English) 256-260
Museum Exhibitions as Mass Media spreading Architectural Ideas from Europe to USA in 20th Century Raffaella Russo SpenaPDF (English) 261-277
Architecture Magazines in Spain from 1939 through the End of Francoism: A Historiographic Overview Salvador Guerrero LópezPDF (English) 278-283
Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain Pedro Leão NetoPDF (English) 284-293