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1 WIEBENSON, Dora, and Jozsef SISA (eds.). Architecture of Historic Hungary. Contributions by Pal Lovei, Peter Farbaky, Gyorgy Kelenyi, Jozsef Sisa, Tibor Sabjan, Janos Gerle, Andras Ferkai
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA / London, 1998, ISBN:0262231921 
WIEBENSON, Dora, and Jozsef SISA (eds.). The Architecture of Historic Hungary. Contributions by Pal Lovei, Peter Farbaky, Gyorgy Kelenyi, Jozsef Sisa,Tibor Sabjan, Janos Gerle, Andras Ferkai. Cambridge, MA / London : The MIT Press, (1998). Pp [i]-xxvii,(5),[1]-327,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 4to , green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Architecture before Hungary: First Century A.D. to ca. 895 (by Pal Lovei). 2. Medieval Architecture in Hungary: ca. 895óca. 1470 (by Pal Lovei). 3. Late Gothic and Early Renaissance Architecture in Hungary: ca. 1470-1540 (by Peter Farbaky). 4. Architecture during the Tripartition of Hungary I: 1540-1630 (by Peter Farbaky). 5. Architecture during the Tripartition of Hungary II: 1630-1686 (by Gyorgy Kelenyi). 6. Hungarian Architecture in the Eighteenth Century (by Gyorgy Kelenyi). 7. Neoclassicism and the Age of Reform: 1800-1848 (by Jozsef Sisa). 8. Hungarian Architecture from 1849 to 1900 (by Jozsef Sisa). 9. Hungarian Folk Architecture (by Tibor Sabjan). 10. Hungarian Architecture from 1900 to 1918 (by Janos Gerle). 11. Hungarian Architecture between the Wars (by Andras Ferkai). 12. Hungarian Architecture in the Postwar Years (by Andras Ferkai). "Hungary's legacy of historic and modernist buildings rivals that of any country in Eastern or Western Europe. This comprehensive survey of Hungarian architecture from Roman times to the present, the first to be published in English, makes that case abundantly clear. 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 fieldof Central European architecture. The authors, all leading Hungarian archi tectural historians with access to archives unavailable to Western scholars, 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 authors cover 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 of architectural publications and educationto the Hungarian architectural profession. Perhaps most revealing to Weste rn readers are the illustrations and line drawings, which document one of the most neglected but fascinating architectural traditions of Europe." ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in slightlynicked dustjacket. 50.00

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