Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Théodore Valério, Victor Tissot, Gustave Le Bon
1990 / 198 PAGES.
The frivolous glitter of Hapsburg Budapest and the vaguely Western epic equine tales of the Puszta.
In his stories, Théodore Valério photographs the uniquely distinctive allure of 19th-century Hungary, a country which, though located within European boundaries, hides extremely exotic features – not only from the landscape perspective but also, and above all, from the cultural perspective. In some writings published in “L’Artiste” in 1858, the French portrait painter brandishes his pen as skilfully as if it were a paintbrush, describing the cultural characteristics of the different populations that inhabited the Hungarian lands. Journalist and writer Victor Tissot tells of his adventures in Magyar lands: bizarre episodes featuring dangerous bandits and endless wild plains. A non-stop itinerary full of twists and turns along the most iconic places in Hungary.