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Braun/Hogenberg, Cities of the World - Complete Edition of the Colour Plates 1572-1617 (Civitates Orbis Terrarum) (German) Mul Edition

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ISBN-10: 3822852724
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Stephan Fussel is director of the Institute of the History of the Book at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published widely on early printing, on bookselling and publishing from the 18th to the 20th century, and on the future of communications. Fussel is also the editor of TASCHEN's Chronicle of the World and Luther Bible.

Rem Koolhaas is a co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, in 1978 he published Delirious New York, a retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections of contemporary society and architecture. Amongst many international awards and exhibitions he received the Pritzker Prize (2000) and the Praemium Imperiale (2003).
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Product Details

  • Series: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc; Mul edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3822852724
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822852729
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,191,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Alan Hooker on January 31, 2010
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Did we really need a new facsimile edition of Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum? Several have been published, but in some way each had its strengths and failings. A three-volume facsimile published in the 1960's was long on scholarship but contained postcard size black and white views of the 300-some plates. Another (very expensive) one beautifully reproduced the plates in the format of the original seven volumes, but its accompanying commentary was generally bland and at times quite misguided. With this brilliant single and formidable tome Benedikt Taschen has produced the most extraordinarily helpful, beautiful, and thoughtful presentation of the Civitates for our own time and has given us the most stunning yet in Taschen's extensive series of facsimile presentations appearing during recent years of the seminal illustrated works of art, cartography, and natural history which constitute the cultural history of our civilization. The Civitates has been widely regarded as portraying an orderly and mainly European world of prosperity and peace. The engraved plates are frequently collected as souvenirs of a memorable trip to various of the cities mapped or illustrated in the work. But Stephan Fuessel, in his brilliantly conceived introduction, tackles the intellectual difficulties of the Civitates head on. Rather abruptly he proceeds to interpret the complex iconography of one of the plates which could not look less like a city view.Read more ›
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After removing book jacket, had mold on book
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