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Exterior colors of the traditional Northern Hungarian country houses
Author(s): Zsuzsa Karman
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Paper Abstract

The main objective to be achieved in my research work is to preserve the traditional coloring of the country-houses in the Northern Hungary, at least defined - measured the colors - and in photos. The coloring traditions of the country- houses are more than a hundred years old. These are based on people's impulsive color choice. The golden age of the vernacular ornamentation developed from the middle of the XIX.c. The places of the ornaments obviously first of all are on the streetfronts of the houses. Whitewashing the walls developed in a lot of villages because some settlements ordained it. Some signs shows that blue painting of the walls -- which was made first by blue mineral matters, later industrial paints - preceded or was in the same age as whitewashing. Still, we can say, that the tricom harmony of red, yellow and blue colors and the complimentary harmony of the yellow and blue colors are generally received on the original peasant-houses of the area. The lightness of these colors are average, but the saturation was intensive which was liked in the Middle Ages. You can find such houses nearly in every village. There are everywhere in the territory whitewashed houses with colored pedestal, too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464513
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Zsuzsa Karman, Administration Office of Budapest (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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