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THE REMARKABLE HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING: A NEW BOOK, PARTLY ON A VIBRANT CITY

BOOK LAUNCH & PRESENTATION


Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6 pm
Consulate General of Hungary | 227 East 52nd St., New York, NY 10022
RSVP by Tuesday, May 30, 2017 on
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Presentation and lecture by András Török, a longtime observer of the Budapest urban scene and one of the authors of the recently released book ‘The Remarkable Hungarian Parliament Building’, published by the Office of the Hungarian National Assembly.  “This is an unusual book for tourists, travelers and expatriates alike. For those people, who want to know more about that remarkable building Hungarians are so proud of. The authors – a city historian and an architect – want you to feel the same way. This book tries to  share its obvious charms and its hidden secrets with the reader, with the help of 65 photos from the archives, 4 special explanatory drawings and 111 original photographs.”


Torok Andras

About the Author

András Török is a city historian and cultural manager. He had studied English and History in Budapest, his native city.  He is the author of eight non-fiction books mostly about Budapest. Between 1994 and 1998 he was the President of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary. He was the founding director of Mai Manó House - Hungarian House of Photography. He is one of the editors of Fortepan, a free, online photo archive. He regularly publishes a Budapest-related column under the pseudonym Simplicissimus. He is also a crusader of Creative Commons. He stays in town as the guest of Trust for Mutual Understanding. 

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