15/10/2020

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Classical calumny

Danube Institute
Classical calumny by Tamás Orbán - On the Hungarian parliament building and the attack on classical architecture.

This summer, a Twitter user decided to organize a contest in which other users voted on which country’s parliament building was the greatest. That Hungary’s parliament building, built at the turn of the twentieth century by Imre Steindl in a blend of baroque, neo-gothic, and renaissance style, emerged victorious surprised no one, but the political storm that ensued certainly did. A glance through the contest’s comment section would be enough to give the impression that classical architecture is “racist” and that only “fascists” would vote for Hungary’s parliament building...

The full article is available here:
https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/classical-calumny-11921 

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