En fantastisk bok om kulturen (dräkter, seder, miljön mm) hos det ungerska folket under en 10 års tid. Innehåller över 140 färgfotografier av den amerikanska fotografen Stephen Spider. Boktexten är både på engelska och ungerska.
A book with an excellent Hungarian translation by historian/academician, Judit Rona – this is a passionate journey through the fabled landscape of Transylvania. Through his sensitive images of traditional folk culture, stories and experiences from over a decade of travel, Stephen takes us on a ’visual and personal celebration’ of hidden Hungarian villages in Romania.
Over 140 color photographs (+30 black/white reproductions) reveal the still powerful vestiges of an ancient rich culture that has changed little over time, in spite of the increasing eastern tide of westernism. The images focus on traditional music and dance – integral parts of village existence – and the culture that guard it and preserves it. Each one is transformed by the photographer’s anecdotes from over a decade in Transylvania Forewords by ethnographer and reseachers Béla Halmos and Laszlo Felfoldi further enrich the book.
Hardcover, Color, (23cm x 33cm).
Spinder’s major retrospective Transylvania exhibition – “Budapest Spring Festival” at the Varmege Gallery, gained the attention of the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage with their generous sponsorship of this elegant publication. Stephen is most gratious for their insight and recognition of the value of this photographic work; to preserve this rich culture.