The everyday life of the Buday family in Szeged Cover Image

A Buday család életvitele Szegeden
The everyday life of the Buday family in Szeged

Author(s): Irén Fári
Subject(s): Cultural history, Social history, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Árpád Buday; everyday life; professor; inventory; Szeged

Summary/Abstract: Present essay was based on two sources: photos preserved in the Móra Ferenc Museum and the inventory of Árpád Buday after his death (April 7, 1937) preserved in the Archives of Szeged in documentary of the Chancery. The rich data of the inventory and photos provide us with a thorough insight into the circumstances of an intellectual family lived in interwars. When Árpád Buday moved to Szeged in 1924, he had four children. The university professor belonged to the upper middle-class. Árpád Buday was a first generation intellectual, who furnished his five-room home following the trends of traditionalism and historicism. Instead of quantity, he focused on quality, by purchasing only few pieces but high quality furniture. The flat was characterized by functionality and comfortability. Value-saving conservativism and fresh, modern approach were equally present in the family. Although the professor could not accumulate a considerable private fortune, his income was well enough to finance the education and artistic ambitions, as well as the foreign trips of his son. Árpád Buday symbolizes the rational middle-class intellectual with relatively high income.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: XII-XIII
  • Page Range: 75-86
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Hungarian