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Sinaia at the time of kings
New book

In December a second book on the landscape of Sinaia was launched. It features historic photography of Sinaia. The book is coordinated by Radu Oltean, and the authors are Alina Huzui-Stoiculescu, Robert Stoiculescu and Emanuel Badescu.

Peles castle in Sinaia
Maria Bostenaru, 2013 / CC BY
Peles castle in Sinaia
The book was launched 20th of December 2017 at the Military Circle gallery of art in Bucharest, shortly after the funeral of King Michael of Romania. The editor and the authors were present at the launch and answered questions. It was followed by an autograph section.The book is a result of the doctoral thesis of Alina Huzui-Stoiculescu entitled "Sinaia. Mountain urban landscape" enriched with historical photography, more than 150 images, from the archives (Stamps cabinet, curated by the third author, author of one chapter on ancient Sinaia photography) of the library of the Romanian Academy. The text part is about 25% and presents a history of the city, headquater of the kings, between 1870-1948, when Romania was a monarchy, hence the title of the book.For all interested in Sinaia, a city on which we reported (the summer programme, the gardens of the castle), on the history of the royal family and on historic photography, the album is very interesting.Alina Huzui-Stoiculescu and Robert Stoiculescu are geographers, while Radu Oltean is historian and illustrator of historical books. Besides drawing, he collects historical photography, one other very interesting album being Bucharest at the time of Carol Popp de Szathmary, one of the first photographers of the world.Alina Huzui-Stoiculescu and Robert Stoiculescu also authored articles on the topic in a special issue of the magazine Arhitectura.

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19. Feb 2018
Reported by Maria BOSTENARU DAN


historic landscape (en), photography (en)

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