Publication

  • Bogdanović by Bogdanović: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect
    Vladimir Kulić
    Author
    Bogdan Bogdanović
    Photographer
    The Museum of Modern Art, 2018
  • GRANTEE
    Vladimir Kulić
    GRANT YEAR
    2018

Bogdan Bogdanović, Jasenovac Memorial Site, 1959–66, Jasenovac, Croatia. Photo: Bogdan Bogdanović. © Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna

Bogdanović by Bogdanović: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect presents a collection of striking color photos of Yugoslav World War II memorials designed by the architect, writer, and professor Bogdan Bogdanović, who photographed his own work using a professional medium format-camera. The project is an extension of Vladimir Kulić’s previous research on Bogdanović funded by a 2014 Graham Foundation grant, which supported the digitization of Bogdanović‘s personal slide collection. The book will be published by The Museum of Modern Art in New York in conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980. In addition to Bogdanović's photos, the book will feature a preface by Martino Stierli, an introductory essay situating the architect's work in the cultural context of postwar Yugoslavia, as well as excerpts from an unpublished interview conducted in 2005–06.

Vladimir Kulić is an architectural historian and an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include numerous articles and two books on the architecture of socialist Yugoslavia, as well as the coedited volume Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (2014). He is the winner of the Bruno Zevi Prize for a Historical-Critical Essay on Architecture as well as the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation; the American Council of Learned Societies; the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the American Academy in Berlin; and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the co-curator of the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 with Martino Stierli (2018) and the editor of the book Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society Under Late Socialism (2018).