Parlor and Kitchen: Housing and Domestic Culture in Budapest, 1870-1940

Parlor and Kitchen: Housing and Domestic Culture in Budapest, 1870-1940

Parlor and Kitchen: Housing and Domestic Culture in Budapest, 1870-1940

Parlor and Kitchen: Housing and Domestic Culture in Budapest, 1870-1940

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"Besides Berlin, Budapest was the fastest-growing capital city in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. Parlor and Kitchen, the work of a microhistorian and historical anthropologist, describes the development of private spaces in this newly emerged metropolis." "Author Gabor Gyani has chosen two distinct groups of contemporary society: the upper middle class and the working class, to present their homes, domestic culture and attitudes. At the same time, the book offers a panoramic view of the everyday life of the entire society, on social segregation and mobility. Behind the visual details the author reveals a great deal about the value systems of the groups of society Investigated." "Reconstructing minute details as well as case studies, the author has relied on archival sources, private documents, and statistical data. The text is accompanied by contemporary photographs, maps and blueprints." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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