Hungarian Art

Hungarian Art

Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement

by Éva Forgács

Published by: DoppelHouse Press

Imprint: DoppelHouse Press

304 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Color and B&W illustrations throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9780997003413
  • Published: January 2017


Insightful essays and rarely-seen images tracing, from birth to maturation, several generations of Hungarian modernism, from the avant-garde to neo-avant-garde. This wide-ranging collection by Éva Forgács, a leading scholar of Modernism, corrects long-standing misconceptions about Hungarian art while examining the social milieu and work of dozens of important Hungarian artists, including László Moholy-Nagy and Lajos Kassák. This book paints a fascinating image of twentieth-century Budapest as a microcosm of the social and political turmoil raging across twentieth-century Europe.