Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World

Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World
Author: Stephan Füssel Rem Koolhaas
Rating: 4.04
Bestsellers Rate: 18013
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 744
Hours of reading: 12.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 788

About the book

More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of the jewels of urban cartography and civic studies. This quality reprint includes the most enchanting color plates from the Civitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617. Featuring plans, bird's-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisher Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, to help convey the situation, commercial power, and political influence of each city. TASCHEN's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun's original texts on the history and significance of each urban center as well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in its cartographical and cultural context. About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

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"It is fascinating from start to finish, and gives you a far more vivid sense of Renaissance Europe than any history book could." * The Sunday Times *

Stephan Füssel Biography

Stephan Fussel is director of the Institute for Book Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published prolifically on the early days of printing, the sale and publication of books between the 18th and 20th centuries, and the future of communications. Christian Gastgeber studied classics and Byzantine studies at the University of Vienna. He received a doctorate and habilitation in Byzantine studies and since 2001 is staff member of the Byzantine Research Institute and Division, respectively, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, specializing in Greek paleography and diplomatics as well as text traditions and reception research with an emphasis in humanism. Since his habilitation in the year 2010 he is internationally active in academic teaching and research and heads several editorial projects. Andreas Fingernagel studied art history and archaeology in Salzburg and Vienna. From 1985 to 1989, he worked in the Manuscripts Department of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, and later took part in research relating to the cataloguing of medieval manuscripts at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He is currently Director of the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Austrian National Library. ... Read full biography

Authors: Stephan Füssel Rem Koolhaas
Editors:
Translators: Джоан Клаф
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Publisher: Taschen GmbH
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9783836556415
ISBN10: 3836556413
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Reference Edition:
Edition: Annotated
Edition Statement: Annotated edition
Illustrations: Таблицы
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
Paper: Офсетная
Font: None
Pages: 744
Book Weight: 1273
Book Dimensions: 140x195x43.18
Circulation: None
Publication date: Aug. 19, 2019
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Cologne, Germany

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