By describing garden architecture at the court of Frederik Hendrik and Amalia van Solms in the early 17th century, this work fills a significant gap in art historical research that has previously focused on later 17th century garden architecture. A wealth of hitherto unknown archival documentation combined with maps, prints, letters and literature from the period results in a step by step reconstruction of various lost domains of the Orange family. A complex analysis of the gardens' design history and iconology, set against the background of contemporary architectural theory, traditions of cartography and advances in the military sciences, highlights the development of this unique elusive art form. Of great added value, in addition to an impressive body of illustrations, is the appendix containing the original accounts of payment, listing names of gardeners and the acquisition of plant materials. This book convincingly demonstrates that the Dutch Golden Age should not be viewed as principally i
Author: Koninkliijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond
Beginning with ser.6 (May 1948), includes the Society's Nieuws-bulletin.
Architecture enthusiasts try as they might to stay abreast of design trends, but encounter a common problem: too much information, and too little time to read it. Award Winning Architecture: International Yearbook 1998/99 presents the solution in a one-of-a-kind publication that gathers together all the year's best architecture in a single gorgeously illustrated, thoughtfully compiled volume. Instead of wading through hundreds of trade journals, with Award Winning Architecture, the reader has a useful tool at his or her fingertips: information on new directions in international style and technological developments; an index organized by building type, useful for the designer searching for an answer to a particular problem; and a "who's who" in architecture sorted by the year's paradigmatic works. The stunning "new-look" Award Winning Architecture documents and celebrates the most innovative, striking, and interesting buildings in the world. With its elegant design, the book, like its contents, is not only practical and informative, but also representative, ideal as a sourcebook as well as a gift.
A study of the role of Amsterdam's Artis Zoo and the range of the cultural events it offered in the formation of the national and class identity in the nineteenth-century Netherlands.
Amsterdam Then and Now
Author: Egbert de Haan
Amsterdam Then and Now is the perfect historical guide to one of Europe’s best preserved city centres. Written by one of Amsterdam’s most popular walking tour leaders, the book matches up archive images from the late nineteenth century through to the 1950s with the modern-day view of that site. All the set-piece tourist destinations are included, such as the Rijksmuseum, Central Station, the Anne Frank House, Heineken Brewery, Rembrandt House, the iconic Montelbaans Tower and all of the major canals and museums. There are also many of the architecturally significant buildings and the grand parks and squares that have played an important part in the lives of Amsterdammers. Written in both English and Dutch it is a book that will appeal to both visitor and resident alike. Sites include: Amstelveld, Blauburgwal, Groenburgwal, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, Reguliersgracht, Oude Zijds Voorburgwal, Tropen Museum, Westerkerk, Portuguese Synagoge, Grimburgwal, De Waag, Vondelpark, Melkweg, Bloemstraat, Raadhuisstraat, Tichelstraat, Westerstraat, Concertgebouw and the Amstel Hotel.
Aldo van Eyck
Author: Francis Strauven
“The first ten years of my life I was not black.” Thus begins this startlingly eloquent and beautiful tale based on the true story of Kwasi Boachi, a 19th- century African prince who was sent with his cousin, Kwame, to be raised in Holland as a guest of the royal family. Narrated by Kwasi himself, the story movingly portrays the perplexing dichotomy of the cousins' situation: black men of royal ancestry, they are subject to insidious bigotry even as they enjoy status among Europe’s highest echelons. As their lives wind down different paths–Kwame back to Africa where he enlists in the Dutch army, Kwasi to an Indonesian coffee plantation where success remains mysteriously elusive–they become aware of a terrible truth that lies at the heart of their experiences. Vivid, subtle, poignant and profound, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi is an exquisite masterpiece of story and craft, a heartrending work that places Arthur Japin on a shelf that includes Joseph Conrad, J.M. Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro and Nadine Gordimer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Jan Kolen, Johannes Renes, Rita Hermans
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press - L
Landscape Biographies explores the long, complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. Twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, Iceland to Portugal, England to Estonia.
Author: Bruce C. Donaldson
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
This book introduces the reader to Dutch urban design in the twentieth century. Ten concise chapters, each covering a single decade, provide a picture of the principal developments in the field of urban planning and design. The book presents a large numbe
Advocate and exemplar of women's education, female of aristocratic birth and modest demeanor, Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678) was one of Reformation Europe's most renowned writers defending women's intelligence. From her early teens, Schurman garnered recognition and admiration for her accomplishments in languages, philosophy, poetry, and painting. As an adult she actively engaged in written correspondence and debate with Europe's leading intellectuals. Nevertheless, Schurman refused to regard herself as an anomaly among women. A supporter of the female sex, she argues that the same rigorous education that shaped her should be made available to all Christian daughters of the aristocracy. Gathered here in meticulous translation are Anna Maria van Schurman's defense of women's education, her letters to other learned women, and her own account of her early life, as well as responses to her work from male contemporaries, and rare writings by Schurman's mentor, Voetius. This volume will interest the general reader as well as students of women's, religious, and social history.