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Habsburg Splendor : Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections at the Kunsthistorisches Museum
by Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner and Franz Pichorner and Stefan Krause


Overview - This beautiful book tells the fascinating story of the Habsburg dynasty, which ruled most of central Europe, Spain, Belgium, and parts of Italy for nearly 600 years, from the 15th through the 20th century. Charles V (1500-1558) once remarked that the sun never set on the Habsburg Empire, and for most of its history, Vienna served as its capital.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This beautiful book tells the fascinating story of the Habsburg dynasty, which ruled most of central Europe, Spain, Belgium, and parts of Italy for nearly 600 years, from the 15th through the 20th century. Charles V (1500-1558) once remarked that the sun never set on the Habsburg Empire, and for most of its history, Vienna served as its capital. The Habsburgs were acclaimed collectors and generous patrons of the arts. Franz Joseph I (1830-1916), the penultimate emperor of the dynasty, created the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to house the artistic treasures of the empire. Today, this museum possesses one of the most renowned collections in the world of Western art. An extraordinarily wide-ranging survey of the Habsburgs' collections, this volume features classical Greek and Roman works, medieval arms and armor, tapestries, early modern painting and craftwork, ceremonial gilded carriages, and opulent costumes. Together, they reveal the splendor and the spectacle of the Habsburg court.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300210866
  • ISBN-10: 0300210868
  • Publisher: Museum Fine Arts Houston
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 11.9 x 10 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds


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