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Munich : City of the Arts - NOHBAUER HANS


City of the Arts

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The splendour and richness of the art and architecture of the Bavarian capital are captured in this volume. Breathtaking photographs and details provide a tour through the rich sites of this legendary city. Tracing Munich's history from the 12th century through the present, this sumptuous book illustrates the city's treasures, from the collections of antiquities in the Alte Pinakothek, to incomparable baroque and rococo buildings, to the neon-lit festivities of the modern-day Oktoberfest. AUTHOR Hans F. N?hbauer is the author of various books on the history and culture of Bavaria, including the The Chronicle of Bavaria. Dr. N?hbauer is the arts editor of Abendzeitung, the prominent Munich daily. PHOTOGRAPHER Achim Bunz was educated at the Academy for Photodesign in Munich. His photographs have been frequently published in leading European newspaper and magazines. ILLUSTRATIONS Over 300 full colour

CHRONICLE OF THE CITY The Ducal Age Henry the Lion, Founder of Munich The Early Settlement The Rise of the Wittelsbachs Imperial Interlude: Ludwig the Bavarian Power Struggles Civic Construction: Frauenkirche and City Hall The Capital of Bavaria The Munich Renaissance Court A Legendary Princely Wedding Stronghold of the Counter-Reformation Salt, Beer and Alchemy The Age of Electors Patrona Bavariae The Italian Spirit Max Emanuel, the "Blue Elector" Views of the Baroque Town Munich Rococo Karl Theodor, the Elector from the Palatinate The English Garden The Age of Kings Alliance with Napoleon Munich Institutions: Oktoberfest and Nationaltheater Ludwig I and Munich Classicism Maximillian II: Neo-Gothic and the "Luminaries of the North" Into the Industrial Age The New City Hall Munich Makes Musical History Munich Painters The Muse of Schwabing Art Nouveau in Munich "The Decline of the West" The Republican Age The End of the Monarchy The March to the Feldherrnhalle A German Museum for Technology En Route to the Metropolitan Village Harbingers of Fire "Degenerate Art" "Capital of the Nazi Movement" The Secret Capital of Germany VIEWS OF THE CITY The Old City Centre Town Models The Princely City The Residenz Nymphenburg Schleissheim City of the Muses: Galleries and Museums The Royal Collections: the Pinakotheks and the Glyptothek Painter-Princes and "Der Blaue Reiter" Royal City and State Capital The Modern Metropolis APPENDIX Chronological Table of the History of Munich and Bavaria Genealogical Table of the House of Wittelsbach in Bavaria Plan of the City Bibliography Index Photographic Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9781558598652
ISBN-10: 1558598650
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st December 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 32.4 x 26.7  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 3.53