The Remarkable Hungarian Parliament Building
This is an unconventional book for tourists, travellers and expatriates alike. It is a book for those people, who want to know more about that remarkable building Hungarians are so proud of. Even a quick browse through will reveal why Hungarians love and admire it so much. The authors – an urban historian and an architect – hope that readers will come to fell the same way.
This book aspires to share its obvious charms and its hidden secrets of the Parliament Building illustrating them with 65 archive photos. For special explanatory drawings and it's original photographs. The people who run and maintain what is one of the largest public buildings int the world are also remembered. Defying its age, the Parliament Building was built between 1885 and 1904, during a period of Hungary's history, when also still part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The country had already embarked upon the road to independence, the Parliament encapsulates Hungary's past. Ther inside of the building was fitted with state-of-the-art technology - the best that was available at the time - making it into a curious blend of tradition and innovation from the late 1890s.
Fascinating though this book is, nothing can compare with a visit tot he building itself. The book briefly touches on the incredibly turbulent story of the square in front of the building. Statues have come, and gone even if most of them returned.
Hopefully, this volume will not have to be re-written in the coming decades.
Megjelenés éve: 2016
Méret: 21 x 26 cm
Kötés: keménytáblás, védőborítóval
angol: 2980 Ft