International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2014
author
Ágnes Bogár (HU)
title
A Budapest guidebook
degree
M.A. project
e-mail
school
Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest
supervisor
Felsmann Tamás
Tourists’ broadening interests and growing expectations have made new challenges for guidebook creators. This book designed by Ágnes Bogár leaves the classical solutions far behind. The designer creates art routes for exploring Budapest’s architectural heritage. She focuses on eight monuments, most built at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. What the buildings have in common is rich decor. The guidebook contains reproductions of details of the buildings’ facades that we often overlook in a hasty tour, presented as a pattern or decorative element on the page. The jury admired the visual aspect and the rendering of the ornaments, as well as the very idea of a new kind of guidebook.