In 1960 the artist received a commission to document the rapidly disappearing folk architecture of Hungary due to the modernisation efforts of the Socialist regime. For the next 16 years he travelled to over a 150 villages with the architect János Szigetvári, documenting crumbling adobe and clay, saving the last testaments to a dying tradition. His sensitive use of tonality and his unrelenting strive for composition and perspective meet here to great effect.

The resulting book on the topic („In the footsteps of our folk architecture” 1976) became a bestseller and an ethnographical resource book, and has won prizes for its photography both in Hungary and internationally.