Classical calumny

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...

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