|Ausstattung:||1 Übersichtskarte, 9 Länderkarten, zwei Detailkarten , 419 farb. Illustrationen|
|Einbandart:||Softcover (Broschur fadengeheftet)|
|Format:||21 x 28 cm|
|Verlag:||Schnell & Steiner|
Art for spaces - spaces for art
Interior spaces as works of art - discovered in palaces, castles and monasteries in Germany
Historical interiors in stately homes, castles and abbeys rank among the great treasures of Germany's cultural landscapes. Over 200 spatial ensembles are described here. They are rich sources of history whcih demonstrate how ceremonial etiquette evolved at the courts of dukes, princes and kings.
As three-dimensional expressions of art, they are more than simply the sum of their parts, for they have emerged as total art works from past intellectual and material worlds. Thanks to an interplay of different genres and crafts, these rooms have been appointed with superb quality. They offer us a unique artistic experience by allowing us to move around within them, enjoying their impact directly.
Apart from superb illustrations and key facts about the history and significance of these sites, the book lists opening times, addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. A full map of Germany and enlargements of its individual states provide a detailed overview, making journey planning easier.
This guide will prove a useful companion for any art-loving traveller with its bright illustrations reflecting the present condition of every site, authoritative, easily readable information, up-to-date opening times, and clearly presented maps.
The book is also available in French, German and Italian.