Dr Kristof Fatsar

About

Upon graduating from the Landscape and Regional Planning pathway of the integrated (five-year long) MSc Landscape Architecture programme in Budapest in 1994, I have embarked on a long route to my PhD in Landscape History, first enjoying a full studentship but later choosing to be distracted by various other endeavours to finally earn my doctorate in 2001. In the meantime, I have earned a Master's in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings and consequently set up my own Landscape Heritage consultancy to produce Heritage Assessments, Conservation Management Plans and other heritage-related documentations on historic landscapes and listed monuments.

I have returned to academia in 1999 and stayed there ever since. Finishing a rather long tenure at Corvinus University of Budapest, I left as Professor of Landscape History and Conservation and Head of the Department of Garden Art. After enjoying research fellowships at various academic institutions (Institute of Historical Research, London; UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London; Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington DC), I started teaching Landscape Architecture in the UK in 2015, first as an Associate Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture, later as Course Scheme Manager of the undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Garden Design programmes at Writtle University College in Essex. I am now Course Leader of Kingston University's postgraduate Landscape courses.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Landscape Architecture

Qualifications

  • MSc Landscape Architecture, Budapest
  • MSc Heritage Conservation, Leuven
  • PhD Landscape History, Budapest
  • Dr. Habil. Agricultural Sciences, Budapest
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

Teaching and learning

My educational experiences in Landscape Architecture span over twenty years in all levels of higher education, including curriculum development for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I have so far supervised six successful PhD dissertations and more than 30 Master's dissertations in the UK and elsewhere. I am the Personal Tutor for all Landscape students at Kingston, providing pastoral care and mentoring.

My research topics derive from my educational roles and my research results flow back to the taught material of the courses. Landscape history research requires field surveys, and I often involve students in various tasks of landscape archaeology.

I am an External Examiner for the undergraduate Landscape courses at the University of Sheffield as well as for the University of Chester. I serve on the Accreditation Sub-Committee of the Landscape Institute that is the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body of landscape architecture in the UK.

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Most of my publications cover various aspects of the history of designed landscapes, but also include purely architectural and urban topics as well as histories of organically evolved landscapes. My research has also had impact on policies outside academia as much of my work informed heritage conservation decisions on both national and local levels.

My more recent research focuses on transnational cultural tourism at the turn of the 19th century, with specific reference to perceptions of the English landscape garden on the continent and to continental urban public park theories flowing back to Britain. My aim is to understand the changing ideological and cultural connotations of popular travel destinations in different chronological, geographical and social contexts, offering cross-cultural readings of heritage sites as social/political artefacts. Ultimately I use the narrower topic of landscape tourism to illuminate larger questions, e.g. highly contested issues of national identity and European belonging, with particular reference to ideas of innovation and backwardness in Central Europe, unravelling networking and knowledge exchange in a wider European context.

One of my current research themes is the national garden of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which – depending on the cultural context – was a partly patriotic, partly scientific approach towards creating key urban green infrastructure elements in national capitals. Other related research interests are planned agricultural settlements as well as spa town town developments of the same period, where the natural environment served as a canvas for more ambitious landscape interventions, bringing into existence the first examples of an integration between the elements of urban green infrastructure and thus creating continuous open space systems from the urban centre to the countryside.

Areas of specialism

  • Landscape and garden history
  • Heritage conservation of cultural landscapes
  • Historic urban green infrastructure
  • Travel and knowledge exchange in the modern era

Scholarly affiliations

  • Advisory Member of the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes
  • Landscape Research Group
  • Society of Architectural Historians in Great Britain
  • Association of Critical Heritage Studies

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 51.

Article

Fatsar, Kristóf (2016) European travellers and the transformation of garden art in Hungary at the turn of the nineteenth century. Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, 36(3), pp. 166-184. ISSN (print) 1460-1176

Fatsar, Kristof (2016) Hungarian garden tourists in search of Lancelot Brown's legacy. Garden History, 44, pp. 114-124. ISSN (print) 0307-1243

Fatsar, Kristóf (2015) The geographical and social reach of the Eszterháza gardens : consumption of nursery plants in Hungary in the 1820s. History of Retailing and Consumption, 1(3), pp. 186-208. ISSN (print) 2373-518X

Balogh, Péter István and Fatsar, Kristof (2012) Szabadtértervezés történeti környezetben – Egy választható egyetemi tárgy története és tapasztalatai = Open space design in historically sensitive environment - History and results of a seminar. 4D - Tájépítészeti és Kertművészeti Folyóirat, 25, pp. 18-40. ISSN (print) 1787-6613

Fatsar, Kristof (2009) Geländeforschungen in historischen gärten - ein komplexes verfahren. Historische garten : mitteilungen der Osterreichischen gesellschaft fur historische garten, 15(2), pp. 30-35. ISSN (print) 2078-8541

Fatsar, Kristof (2009) Zádor Anna és az Angol tájképi kert. Enigma(58), pp. 5-16. ISSN (print) 1218-8069

Fatsar, Kristof (2009) A történeti kertekben végzett terepkutatások összetett eljárásai = A comprehensive approach to the restoration of historic gardens. 4D - tájépítészeti és kertművészeti folyóirat(13), pp. 36-55. ISSN (print) 1787-6613

Fatsar, Kristof (2007) Anton Zinner im dienste der Esterházys. Die Gartenkunst, 19(2), pp. 285-294. ISSN (print) 0935-0519

Fatsar, Kristof (2007) A Rivetti-album = The Rivetti Album. 4D - tájépítészeti és kertművészeti folyóirat, 7, pp. 8-15. ISSN (print) 1787-6613

Fatsar, Kristof (2004) Előzetes geofizikai kutatások a bicskei Batthyány-kastély kertjében. Müemlékvédelem, 48(4), pp. 233-238.

Dávid, F and Fatsar, Kristof (2004) Esterházy "Fényes" Miklós herceg itineáruma és az általa rendezett ünnepségek hercegi rangra emelésétol haláláig, 1762-1790. Levéltári Közlemények, 75(1), pp. 83-103.

Fatsar, Kristof (2003) A magyarországi kertrégészet története. Müemlékvédelem, 47(3), pp. 174-180.

Fatsar, Kristof (2001) Albert herceg rezidenciája. A pozsonyi királyi vár és kertjei a 18. század második felében. Müvészettörténeti értesítö, 75(1-2), pp. 125-132.

Fatsar, Kristof (2000) Anton Erhard Martinelli 1720. évi tevékenysége Süttörön. Ars Hungarica, 28(1), pp. 191-196.

Fatsar, Kristof (2000) Franz Rosenstingl als Gartenarchitekt in Ungarn. Die Gartenkunst, 12(1), pp. 153-160.

Fatsar, Kristof (2000) A pozsonyi királyi vár kertjei Mária Terézia korában. Magyar Múzeumok, 6(3), pp. 21-22.

Fatsar, Kristof (1999) Franz Rosenstingl kerttervezői tevékenysége Károlyi Antal szolgálatában. Ars Hungarica, 27(2), pp. 293-308.

Book

Fatsar, Kristof, ed. (2012) Kalászat : Kerttörténeti tanulmányok Baloghné Ormos Ilona 70. születésnapjára. Hungary : Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem. 150p. ISBN 9789635035243

Fatsar, Kristof , Balogh, Péter István and Mohácsi, Sándor, eds. (2012) Van egy kert: útikalauz monostori kertekhez = There is a garden: guide to monastic gardens. Hungary : Magyar Bencés Kongregáció Pannonhalmi Főapátság. 103p.

Fatsar, Kristof [Editor] (2009) MM XC: tanulmányok és esszék a 90 éves Mőcsényi Mihály tiszteletére : a Magyar Tudományos Akadémia dísztermében rendezett Tájépítészeti Konferencia kötete. Budapest, Hungary : BCE Tájépítészeti Kar. 285p. ISBN 9789635034048

Fatsar, Kristof (2008) Magyarországi barokk kertművészet. Budapest, Hungary : Helikon Kiadó. 280p. ISBN 9789632270215

Book Section

Fatsar, Kristóf (2019) Hungarian gardeners on western study tour in the early 19th century. In: Fischer, Hubertus , Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim and Beardsley, John, (eds.) Reisen und Gärten: Reisen, Reiseberichte und Gärten vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart. Munich, Germany. : AVM. pp. 273-288. (CGL-Studies, (26)) ISSN (print) 9783954770878

Ombódi, Ildikó and Fatsar, Kristof (2018) Az aszódi Podmaniczky-kastély kertjei. In: Gurka, Dezső, (ed.) A báró Podmaniczky család szerepe a 18-19. századi magyar kultúrában. Budapest, Hungary. : Gondolat Kiadó. pp. 205-221. ISSN (print) 9789636938178

Fatsar, Kristof (2017) 'Enjoying country life to the full – only the English know how to do that!' : appreciation of the British country house by Hungarian aristocratic travellers. In: Stobart, Jon, (ed.) Travel and the British country house: cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century. U.K. : Manchester University Press. pp. 145-167. ISBN 9781526110329

Fatsar, Kristof (2017) Taste inequalities in the art consumption of Prince Nicolaus I Esterházy 'the Magnificent'. In: Ilmakunnas, Johanna and Stobart, Jon, (eds.) A taste for luxury in early modern Europe : display, acquisition and boundaries. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 119-142. ISBN 9781474258234

Fatsar, Kristóf (2014) Die Gärtner des Herzogs Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha unter der Leitung des Schloss- und Garteninspektors Franz Frey. In: Cziráki, Zsuzsanna , Fundárková, Anna , Manhercz, Orsolya , Peres, Zsuzsanna and Vajnági, Márta, (eds.) Wiener Archivforschungen : Festschrift für den ungarischen Archivdelegierten in Wien, István Fazekas. Wien, Österreich : Inst. für Ungarische Geschichtsforschung in Wien. pp. 315-330. (Publikationen der ungarischen Geschichtsforschung in Wien, (10)) ISBN 9786155389214

Fatsar, Kristóf (2014) Hungarian orangeries until the turn of the 19th century. In: Pawlak, Katja, (ed.) Orangeriekultur in Österreich, Ungarn und Tschechien. Berlin, Germany : Lukas Verlag. pp. 60-81. (Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Orangerien in Deutschland e.V., (10)) ISSN (print) 1617-884X ISBN 9783867321914

Fatsar, Kristof and Takács, Katalin (2014) L'influence de Le Nôtre en Hongrie au XVIIIe siècle. In: Martella, Marco, (ed.) L'héritage d'André Le Nôtre: Les jardins à la française, entre tradition et modernité. New Hampshire, U.S. : Département des Hauts-de-Seine. pp. 52-61. ISSN (print) 9782955056301

Fatsar, Kristof (2013) L'isola Margherita a Budapest: un parco al centro del fiume. In: Cornaglia, Paolo, (ed.) Budapest: Architettura, città e giardini tra XIX e XX secolo. Torino, Italy : Celid. pp. 58-67. ISSN (print) 9788867890149

Fatsar, Kristof (2013) A magyarbéli kastély építéstörténete és kertje a Csákyak birtoklásának idején. In: Edit, Szentesi , Klára, Mentényi and Anna, Simon, (eds.) Kő kövön. Dávid Ferenc 73. születésnapjára : Stein auf Stein : Festschrift für Ferenc Dávid. Budapest, Hungary : Vince Kiadó. pp. 527-556. ISBN 9789633030448

Fatsar, Kristof (2012) Az oroszlány-majkpusztai egykori kamalduli remeteség kertjeinek története. In: Fatsar, Kristof, (ed.) Kalászat: Kerttörténeti tanulmányok Baloghné Ormos Ilona 70. születésnapjára. Hungary : Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem. pp. 23-46. ISBN 9789635035243

Fatsar, Kristof (2012) Az élhetőség ideája a 19. század első felében az angol táj mint példakép a magyar közgondolkodásban. In: Szenteleki, Károly and Szilágyi, Kinga, (eds.) Fenntartható fejlődés, élhető régió, élhető települési táj 3. Hungary : Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem. pp. 111-121. ISBN 9789635035062

Fatsar, Kristof (2012) Magyarországi szerzetesközösségek kertjei. In: Fatsar, Kristof , Balogh, Péter István and Mohácsi, Sándor, (eds.) Van egy kert: útikalauz monostori kertekhez = There is a garden: guide to monastic gardens. Hungary : Magyar Bencés Kongregáció Pannonhalmi Főapátság. pp. 31-56.

Fatsar, Kristof (2012) A keresztény szerzetesközösségek kertművészete. In: Fatsar, Kristof , Balogh, Péter István and Mohácsi, Sándor, (eds.) Van egy ker: útikalauz monostori kertekhez = There is a garden: guide to monastic gardens. Hungary : Magyar Bencés Kongregáció Pannonhalmi Főapátság. pp. 7-28.

Fatsar, Kristof (2010) Roncsolásmentes régészeti eljárások a kerttörténeti kutatásban. In: Nemerkényi, Előd and Silberer, Vera, (eds.) Szemelvények az OTKA támogatásával készült alapkutatások újabb eredményeiből. Budapest, Hungary : Országos Tudományos Kutatási Alapprogramok. pp. 51-54. 2 ISBN 9789630622820

Fatsar, Kristof (2010) Carl Ritter tervezési programja a pozsonyi Bruckenau-kert átalakításához. In: Bubryák, Orsolya, (ed.) "Ez világ, mint egy kert..." : tanulmányok Galavics Géza tiszteletére. Budapest, Hungary : MTA Művészettörténeti Kutatóintézet, Gondolat Kiadó,. pp. 279-292. ISBN 9789636932640

Fatsar, Kristof and Klagyivik, Mária (2010) Hungarian monastic gardens in reflection of cultural changes. In: Yildizci, Ahmet Cengiz , Seçkin, Yasin Çağatay and Güler, Gülşen, (eds.) Cultural landscape : conference proceedings, 27th ECLAS conference in Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey : Istanbul Technical University. pp. 1009-1012. ISBN 9789755613819

Fatsar, Kristof (2010) L'isola Margherita a Budapest: un parco al centro del fiume. In: Cornaglia, Paolo, (ed.) Parchi pubblici, acqua e città : Torino e l'Italia nel contesto Europeo. Torino, Italy : Celid. pp. 47-53. ISBN 9788876618819

Fatsar, Kristof (2010) Reconsidering cultural landscape definitions: are historic gardens really cultural landscapes? In: Yildizci, Ahmet Cengiz , Seçkin, Yasin Çağatay and Güler, Gülşen, (eds.) Cultural landscape : conference proceedings, 27th ECLAS conference in Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey : Istanbul Technical University. pp. 817-822. ISBN 9789755613819

Fatsar, Kristof (2009) A romantika kertművészete. In: Gurka, Dezső, (ed.) A romantika terei : az irodalom, a művészetek és a tudományok intézményei a romantika korában. Budapest, Hungary : Gondolat Kiadó. pp. 95-106. ISBN 9789636930752

Fatsar, Kristof (2009) Átváltozások: Eszterháza nagy parterjének vázlatos története. In: Fatsar, Kristof, (ed.) MM XC: tanulmányok és esszék a 90 éves Mőcsényi Mihály tiszteletére : a Magyar Tudományos Akadémia dísztermében rendezett Tájépítészeti Konferencia kötete. Budapest, Hungary : BCE Tájépítészeti Kar. pp. 77-90. ISBN 9789635034048

Fatsar, Kristof (2007) Monbijou und Sanssouci : Preußische einflüsse in Ungarn in der zweiten hälfte des 18. század. In: Rohde, Michael, (ed.) Prussian gardens in Europe : 300 years of garden history = Preuβische gärten in Europa : 300 jahre gartengeschichte. Leipzig, Germany : Edition Leipzig. pp. 80-83. ISBN 9783361006317

Fatsar, Kristof (2005) Anna Zádor and the English garden. In: Ernyey, Gyula, (ed.) Britain and Hungary: contacts in architecture, design, art and theory during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Essays and studies. Budapest, Hungary : Hungarian University of Craft and Design. pp. 31-41.

Fatsar, Kristof (2005) Geofizikai mérésekkel a balácai villagazdaság kertjeinek nyomában. In: Palágyi, Sylvia, (ed.) Balácai Közlemények. Veszprém, Hungary : Veszprém Megyei Múzeumi Igazgatóság. pp. 99-109.

Fatsar, Kristof (2003) Az egyetem eszméje Newman gondolataiban. In: Tőzsér, Endre, (ed.) John Henry Newman életművéről. Budapest, Hungary : Vigilia Kiadó. pp. 69-83.

Fatsar, Kristof (2001) Hungary. In: Shoemaker, Candice, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Garden and Landscape History I-III. Chicago, USA : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. pp. 611-615.

Fatsar, Kristof (2001) Petri, Bernhard. In: Shoemaker, Candice, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Garden and Landscape History I-III. Chicago, USA : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. pp. 1027-1028.

Fatsar, Kristof (2000) A Magyar Kerttörténeti Archívum informatikai kialakítása. In: Galavics, Géza and Alföldy, Gábor, (eds.) Történeti kertek : kertművészet és műemlékvédelem / Historic Gardens in and around Hungary. Studies on Research and Restoration. Budapest, Hungary : MTA Művészettörténeti Kutatóintézet, Mágus Kiadó. pp. 96-100.

Capouillez, Marcel, De Jonge, Krista, Van de Vijver, Dirk and Fatsar, Kristof (1998) L'environnement du château. In: De Jonge, Krista and Capouillez, Marcel, (eds.) Le château de Boussu. Namur, Belgium : Ministere de la Région wallone.

Conference or Workshop Item

Fatsar, Kristof (2012) Bless'd isle admired: The English countryside as a reflection of economic power in the first half of the 19th century. In: ECLAS 2012 Conference: The Power of Landscape; 19-22 Sep 2012, Warsaw, Poland. (Unpublished)

Fatsar, Kristof (2006) How to deal with the loss of edifices in historic landscapes. In: Conservation in changing societies : heritage and development : proceedings of the international conference on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Raymond Lemaire international centre for conservation (1976-2006); 22 - 25 May 2006, Leuven, Belgium.

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I have started my professional career as a landscape designer and planner, producing a wide range of works in various scales and magnitude, but my main focus has always been the conservation of historically sensitive environments, most notably historic designed landscapes. I have founded my own landscape heritage consultancy in 2000.

I have achieved Chartered Landscape Architect status in an EU member state, which is recognised by the Landscape Institute to be equivalent with the CMLI (Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute) status. At present I hold Academic Membership in the Landscape Institute that is the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body of landscape architecture in the UK.

My expertise in Landscape Conservation has been internationally recognised by my appointment to Advisory Membership in the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, an advisory panel of the World Heritage Centre. I have acted as Reviewer for major EU grants in the field of cultural landscape conservation projects.

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Academic Member of the Landscape Institute
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • Advisory Member of the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes
  • Landscape Research Group
  • Society of Architectural Historians in Great Britain
  • Association of Critical Heritage Studies

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