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The Architecture of Historic Hungary Hardcover – 31 Jul 1998


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (31 July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780262231923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262231923
  • ASIN: 0262231921
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2.3 x 25.7 cm
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-- S.A. Mansbach, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

" Timely and searching, this book comprises a welcome gathering of essays that collectively document and present to the reader the architectural originality that has given form to Hungarian culture." -- S.A. Mansbach, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

& quot; Timely and searching, this book comprises a welcome gathering of essays that collectively document and present to the reader the architectural originality that has given form to Hungarian culture.& quot; -- S.A. Mansbach, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

"Timely and searching, this book comprises a welcome gathering of essays that collectively document and present to the reader the architectural originality that has given form to Hungarian culture."--S.A. Mansbach, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

Synopsis

Hungary's legacy of historic and modernist buildings rivals that of any country in Eastern or Western Europe. This is a comprehensive survey of Hungarian architecture from Roman times to the present. But to appreciate the architectural history of this Central European country, it is necessary to understand architectural solutions indigenous to the Central European region as a whole. This book is both a study of the relationship between Hungary's own architecture and history, and an introduction to the larger field of Central European architecture. The contributors, all Hungarian architectural historians, provide insight into the special significance that political changes in Hungary had in the shaping of its architecture. They describe the relation of Hungarian architecture to the other arts, the assimilation of outside influences, and the search for an authentic national expression. The text covers the entire range of Hungarian architecture - including public, private, ecclesiastical and governmental - as well as engineering, city planning and technological advances.

They also discuss the changing roles of patrons and guilds, and the contribution or architectural publications and education to the Hungarian architectural profession.


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