Item description for Neuschwanstein (Opus 33) (Opus) by Gottfried Knapp, Achim Bunz, Stuart Andrews, Amelia Kaplan, Jonathan Wolf & Cara Lanza Hurley...
One and a half million visitors a year can't be wrong! For them, the royal castle at Neuschwanstein in Bavaria is the pinnacle of every dreamer's arhcitectural fairy-tale. Never before have the charms of the natural surroundings been used so effectively to create an overall architectural picture, nor have historical forms been charged with so much meaning.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 12.5" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Edition Axel Menges
ISBN 3930698331 ISBN13 9783930698332
Availability 0 units.
More About Gottfried Knapp, Achim Bunz, Stuart Andrews, Amelia Kaplan, Jonathan Wolf & Cara Lanza Hurley
Knapp is responsible for architectural reporting as cultural editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung in Munich.
Gottfried Knapp currently resides in Munich. Gottfried Knapp was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Neuschwanstein (Opus 33) (Opus)?
If you just can't get enough of Castle Neuschwanstein... Feb 15, 2002
Yes, I know you have seen many pictures of the castle before, but this book is like a collection of the different views and during different seasons. I've never seen more idylic settings for a castle than in the pages of this book. The picture taken in the winter with a dusting of snow blanketing the landscape is incredibly dream-like. It evokes thoughts of fairy tales & fantasy.
The book does have floorplans of the castle all on one page that include three levels of the building. I would think there are more levels & plans, but perhaps that is all that was allowed to display to the public.
I'm glad I got the book because I have visited the castle and it is one of my all-time favorites. However, I rate it only 4 stars because it is a steep price to pay (over $40) for only 60 pages.
Neuschwanstein - 1999 Jan 30, 2000
An excellant presentation of the castle. The first part of the book is narrative (both English and German) relating to design and construction, including the various architectural styles that co-exist. I found some of the architectural comparisons difficult to follow. This section also details King Ludwig's constant demands for design changes, and advanced construction technologies necessary to create this Baravian wonder. Following this are plan views identifying all buildings and rooms of the castle. The remainder has surpurb photographs showing the exterior from several directions and in different seasons and interior photos presenting all major rooms as well as many areas not available to tourists, such as the unfinished second floor.