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Please take a look at the most recent publication of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asian Arts:

GODDES|WOMAN. Devi Cults and Traditional Female Roles in India
This publication is related to the Goddes| Woman. Devi Cults and Traditional Female Roles in India exhibition (2018 11 May 11 – .)
Editor: Róbert Válóczi
Publisher: Budapest: The Museum of Fine Arts - Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asitaic Art
Year of publication: 2018
ISBN: 978-315-5304-84-2
Language: English
Number of page: 267 pages with colour illustrations and archive photos

Weight: 1320 g
Size: 22 x 31 cm
Price: 9,200 HUF
Availability: Available

 

 

Shangay-Shanghai. Parallel Diversities Between East and West
This publication is related to the exhibition Shangay-Shanghai. Parallel Diversities Between East and West (2017. szeptember 2 – 2018….
Editors: Györgyi Fajcsák; Béla Kelényi
Publisher: Budapest: The Museum of Fine Arts - Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asitaic Art
Year of publication: 2017
ISBN: 978-963-89585-6-3
Language: English
Number of page: 344 pages with colour illustrations and archive photos

Weight: 1515 g
Price: 8,800 HUF
Availability: Available

 

This volume is intended to offer an overview of the creative activities of Hungarians who were attached to Shanghai in the first half of the twentiet century, and evoke the image of the East that was widespread in Hungary at the time. Viewed from some unconventional angles, and incorporating a plethora of associated artistic fields, the book examines a number of territories, topics and objects that have so far eluded closer inseption, and illustretes some of ways in which Far Eastern influences affected Hungary during the period in question, and how Western influences were conveyed, via Hungarianintermediaries, to the Orient, especially to Shanghai. The volume is diveded into nine units. The topic of these units beyond the historical background are travellers and traders, architects and construction, artist influences, films and movies, music, dance and theaters, fashions. The volume well illustrated with color and archive photos.

 

 

 

 

Baktay Ervin: Keleti levelek, 1-2 kötet, Biblioteca Hungarica Artis Asiaticae 5,
Series editor: Györgyi Fajcsák
Editors: Monika, Frazer–Imregh; Béla, Kelényi; Róbert, Válóczi
Publisher: Budapest: The Museum of Fine Arts - Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asitaic Art
Year of publication: 2017
ISBN: 978-963-87496-9-7
ISBN: 978-963-89585-4-9
ISSN: 0261-0351
Language: Hungarian
Number of pages: 1. volume 304 pages, 2. volume 276 pages with colour illustrations and archive photos
Weight: 1 vol. 550 g, 2. vol. 500 g
Price: 4,950 HUF
Availability: Available


 

Baktay’s reports on his first time in India (1926–1929) were published continuously in the Sunday newspaper Magyarság, under the title Oriental Letters. From 1928, he continued these regular reports in Pesti Hírlap. Eighty-four of Baktay’s Oriental Letters have now been revealed, which later constituted the basis of Baktay’s monumental book, the famous India. The volume primarily contains these almost completely unknown writings and unpublished photographs.  Baktay’s letters to his best friend, the painter Pál Huzella, are of peculiar interest for their personal tone and ironic viewpoint. Huzella responded to them with brilliant caricatures, that are also included in these volumes. Furthermore, the book contains an essay on Baktay’s hitherto unknown Indian paintings, as well as a detailed list with dates of Baktay’s Indian journey, a glossary of related terms, indexes, and maps.





Kína
Ázsiai kultúrákról fiataloknak 3.
[“An Introduction to Asian Cultures for Young Readers 3”]
Hopp Ferenc Kelet-ázsiai Művészeti Múzeum Múzeumpedagógiai Kiskönyvtára [“Library of Museum Pedagogy of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts”]
Author: Virág Hársvölgyi
Publisher: Budapest: Museum of Applied Arts
Year of publication: 2017
ISBN: 978-963-87496-8-0
ISSN: 2064-1117
Language: Hungarian
Number of pages: 108 pages with colour illustrations
Weight: 300 g
Price: 1.800 Ft
Availability: Available

 

The third volume of the series Ázsiai kultúrákról fiataloknak [“An Introduction to Asian Cultures for Young Readers”] deals with China or the Heavenly Kingdom.
The target audience, in general, is that of children. The volume gives some general information about China’s national anthem, flag, language and about everyday life in China.
The reader may gain insight into festivals, traditional wear, the interior of a Chinese house and everyday life. The small book discusses traditional arts, as well as popular Chinese sports. Then it gives an introduction to symbols found in diverse objects throughout China among others, Buddhist symbols.
The book with ample illustrations contains the reproductions of several artefacts from the Chinese collection of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, and closes with a popular Chinese folk tale.

 



Nagas, birds, elephan. Traditional Dress from Mainland Southeast Asia
Editors: Brittig Vara, Dr. Fajcsák Györgyi
Publisher: Budapest: The Museum of Fine Arts - Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asitaic Art
Year of publication: 2016
ISBN: 978-963-87496-7-3
Language: English
Number of page: 230 pages with illustration
Weight: 1.300 g
Price: 7,800 HUF

 

In the book, Southeast Asian textiles are examined from several different angles – geographical, chronological and anthropological; starting with a presentation of textile types, their ritualistic roles and their systems of patterning, the distinguishing features of the different peoples – their beliefs, their customs and their celebrations – are approached through depictions of their traditional dress and materials. The geographical scope of the selected materials was restricted to mainland Southeast Asia. The earliest items discussed are Khmer-Empire statues from the 12th–13th centuries, while the most recent items are textiles collected – mostly “in the field” – in the 19th–20th centuries. This volume also takes a peek into the practical side of collecting artistic materials in Southeast Asia. Close to a hundred objects are presented in the volume: alongside valuable – and very rarely seen – items from Hungarian public collections (Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Museum of Ethnography), there are numerous interesting Southeast Asian textiles acquired by private collectors and scientific researchers.

 


Párbeszéd – Dialogue
Museum educational booklet connected to the temporary exhibition titled Imaging Korea – Beyond the people, land and time.
Concept and texts | Virág Hársvölgyi
Publisher: László Baán, General Director
Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Budapest
Year of Publication: 2016
ISBN: 978-615-5304-60-6
Language: Hungarian/English
Number of the pages: 16, with fold-out pages and illustration
Weight: 235 g
Price: 800 HUF

 


In the mentioned exhibition you could learn about Korean culture and the lives of ordinary Korean people, today and in the past, through over a hundred unique images, captured by seven of korea’s leading contemporary art photographers. This museum education booklet, specially made for the exhibition, offers an extra experience that will probably never be repeated. On the pages, you can see some of the photos displayed at the exhibition, but more than that, we have also included images of several objects from the Korean collection of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, objects which cannot be seen at the exhibition. But the visible and the “invisible” come together on these pages! The twenty selected works react to each other, talk to one another, and the visual conversation between them can also be spoken in words.


In Search of Prince Genji. Japan in Words and Images
Editors: Mirjam Dénes, Györgyi Fajcsák
Publisher: Budapest: The Museum of Fine Arts - Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asitaic Art
Year of publication: 2015
ISBN: 978-615-5304-49-1
Language: English
Number of page: 265 pages with illustration
Weight: 1.170 g
Price: 5,900 HUF
Availability: Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name of the protagonist in the thousand-year-old literary classic, Genji Monogatari, is always accompanied in Japanese by the sobriquet “hikaru”, which means ’to shine’, ’to sparkle’. The epithet refers not only to Prince Genji’s ethereal beauty, but also to his unparalleled intellect and his refined tastes and manners. This physical and mental perfection has elevated his figure to the status of the most iconic character in Japanese cultural history. His time and the realm of the eleventh-century imperial court in Heian-kyō, today’s Kyoto are regarded as the cradle of classical Japanese culture.
The impact exerted by the work of Lady Murasaki over the last thousand years has been most profound, and this continues to lend enormous weight not only to the text itself, but also to the overwhelming array of creations that have derived inspiration from it. Titled In Search of Prince Genji – Japan in Words and Images, the exhibition focuses on the aesthetic ideal of Japanese traditional art and its reception by contemporary Hungarians; therefore it is an integral part of the series of exhibitions held at the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, placing classical Asian artworks alongside contemporary art creations.
The first section of the publication associated with the exhibition intends to present the literary, art historical and cultural historical aspects of the Japanese myth of Genji (studies written by Judit Vihar and Mirjam Dénes), while the second section approaches the subject from the point of view of contemporary Hungarian artists (studies written by Judit Vihar and Károly Kincses)


The Indologist Indian. In Memory of Ervin Baktay
Editor: Béla Kelényi
Publisher: Budapest: Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asian Arts
Year of publication: 2014
ISBN: 978-615-5304-31-6
Language: Hungarian
Number of pages: 447, with illustrations
Weight: 2,110 g
Price: 5,200 HUF


The volume gives an overview of the societal and intellectual movements of the first half of the 20th century through the portrayal of Ervin Baktay’s diverse personality. The essays provide detailed discussions, among others, of the hitherto unexplored ancestry of Baktay’s family, his years spent in Munich in the painting school of Simon Hollósy, who Baktay regarded as his master to the end of his life, his links with the Bohemian movements of the first few years of the century, his first translations, his role in starting the cult of Gandhi and Tagore, hardly known at the time in Hungary, his first travels to India (1926–1929) and his journey to Western Tibet taken in 1928 under extraordinary circumstances, his association with the Hungarian Geographical Society, his astrological work, his commitment to the Wild West, as well as his key role in the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts. The tome also contains the list of Baktay’s museum lectures, his accounts of his travels in India in 1956–57, his correspondence with his colleagues, as well as a detailed bibliography of numerous newly discovered articles, studies and Baktay’s thus far unpublished manuscripts.

 


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