Pictures from the Kádár Era
András Gerô, Central European University, Budapest
Iván Petô is a historian and a Member of the Hungarian
Parliament (Alliance of Free Democrats)
This extraordinary book provides a snapshot of socialism
throughout the Kádár regime in Hungary (1956-1989) and
captures the reality of the world behind the 'iron curtain'
in a stunning, and often stark, collection of photographs.
Unfinished Socialism is a visual anthropological study
containing over 450 photographs, many previously unpublished,
which portray life in Hungary from every angle: from
the May Day March to pop music and from the homeless
With an introduction that will help the reader understand
and appreciate the true meaning of the photographs,
this political, social and cultural study of the Kádár
years truly transports the reader back to a time of
great significance in Hungary's long and turbulent history.
"essential reading/viewing for anyone interested
in the everyday life of Eastern European socialism."
- English Historical Review
250 pages, 450 photographs
ISBN 978-963-9116-50-4 paperback $36.95 / €29.95 / £25.00