The City is Yours

The Jewish Quarter of Pest for Children

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The book describes the historical city quarter, popularly known by the contested name “Jewish Quarter of Pest”, which lies at the intersection of two downtown districts of Budapest and is burdened with architectural and social issues. The aim of the book is to ease these tensions, and to teach the children how to recognize and interpret historical and cultural values, the functioning of urban infrastructure, and contemporary urban phenomena.

The lead illustrator of the book is Mimma Nosek, graphic artist with a degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The author, Zsófia Szolga, also contributed to the graphic design. The architectural and historical-cultural background research was supported by Éva Beleznay, former chief architect of Budapest. The publication was professionally reviewed by journalist Eszter Götz and by Réka Katona, art historian and PhD candidate in Education Theory; the linguistic reviewer was art historian Ágnes Sebestyén, one of the editors of the book series.

The book was published with support from the a Bálint House and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.

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The Jewish Quarter of Budapest for Children

Author: Zsófia Szolga

Illustrator: Mimma Nosek

Publisher: kultúrAktív Association

Publication Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-963-08-5700-0

Price: 2600 HUF