Braun/hogenberg: Cities Of The World by Stephan FusselBraun/hogenberg: Cities Of The World by Stephan Fussel

Braun/hogenberg: Cities Of The World

byStephan Fussel

Hardcover | July 20, 2017

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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.

Rem Koolhaas is principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, and the author of Delirious New York and S,M,L,XL. He is the recipient of the 2000 Pritzker Prize.
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Title:Braun/hogenberg: Cities Of The WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:744 pages, 7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836556413

ISBN - 13:9783836556415

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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."