A new cultural code of Bosnia

The development of art in earlier decades started yielding results in the 1960s. In 1961, Ivo Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literaturefor his opus that deals with the tradition of a people. His novels, The Bridge over the Drina River and Travnik Chronicle take a special place in his opus.

Meša Selimović became well established on the literary scene with his novel Death and the Dervish, published in 1966. In 1966, Mak Dizdar published his Stone Sleeper - a collection of poems that evokes the spirit of the medieval Bosnia. In the area of fine arts, this was the time of Mersad Berber, Borislav Aleksić, Halil Tikveša and Dževad Hozo- all three of them exceptional masters of graphic art who won numerous international awards in the period between 1963 and 1972 at the Ljubljana, Alexandria and Sao Paolo Biennales.

The cultural life of Bosnia and Herzegovina became even richer with the launch of numerous periodicals and reviews. In the area of film theory, the revue Sineast was launched by several enthusiasts gathered around the Kino Klub Sarajevo. In architecture, the periodical ARH was launched by the Society of Architects (DAS) in 1963.

Ivan Štraus and Zlatko Ugljen appeared at the architectural scene. Together with the Ilidža Festival, Radio Sarajevoor, more precisely, its Music Department, became the promoters of our folk music - known as sevdalinka.