DESSAU/WÖRLITZ. Architectural Guide

Dom Publishers

DESSAU/WÖRLITZ. Architectural Guide

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Compiled by the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz

This first comprehensive architectural guide on ­Dessau-Roßlau and Wörlitz, compiled by the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Kulturstiftung ­Dessau­ ­Wörlitz, presents an expert overview of more than 120 buildings and rural ­expanses with great care and attention given to detail. A multifaceted overall picture arises of a region which not only draws on its rich cultural and ­historic ­heritage, but also plans for the future and ­ventures out into new terrain.

In the shape of the Gartenreich Dessau-­Wörlitz and the Bauhaus ensemble, the city of Dessau-­Roßlau and its environs encompass two ­UNESCO World Heritage sites. These encom­pass archi­tectural subjects and ­expanses, both urban and ­rural, which invite much attention beyond the ­region itself and have had a lasting impact on the international stage. Beyond this, however, there are a whole host of not­able historic and contemporary buildings in ­Dessau and its surroundings. As the residence of the princes and dukes of ­Anhalt in the age of ­Enlightenment and a centre of intel­lectual and ­cultural expansion at European level, the city ­developed into a significant industrial location as of the second half of the nineteenth ­century. ­Today, ­Dessau’s architectural profile is marked by ­contrasts: alongside restored historic buildings and standard socialist dwellings, there are also experimental refurbishment projects and ambitious new developments to be found.

Veste editoriale: Softcover
Formato: 13,5x24,5
Pagine: 250
Immagini a colori-b/n: 400
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2016

ISBN: 9783869223711