Princeton University Library Catalog

Motherland and progress : Hungarian architecture and design 1800-1900 / Jozsef Sisa.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Basel : Birkhäuser Verlag, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
996 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
Summary note:
In the 19th century Hungary witnessed unprecedented social, economic and cultural development. The country became an equal partner within the Dual Monarchy when the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 was concluded. Architecture and all forms of design flourished as never before. A distinctly Central European taste emerged, in which the artistic presence of the German-speaking lands was augmented by the influence of France and England. As this process unfolded, attempts were made to find a uniquely Hungarian form, based on motifs borrowed from peasant art as well as real (or fictitious) historical antecedents."Motherland and Progress" - the motto of 19th-century Hungarian reformers - reflected the programme embraced by the country in its drive to define its identity and shape its future.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 889-940) and indexes.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9783035610093 (hardback)
  • 3035610096 (hardback)
OCLC:
960461006
International Article Number:
  • 9783035610093
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