Cities, Landscape & Environment

An Obsession for Beauty Series

Saint Petersburg – Istanbul – Ravenna – Bruges


An Obsession for Beauty Series

Saint Petersburg – Istanbul – Ravenna – Bruges

Cities, Landscape & Environment

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  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8.5 x 12 in / 222 x 300 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 320
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Weight: 2.1 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $65 / €59 / ₤42
  • description

  • The quest for beauty has been a prime topic for literature throughout the ages. With lavish imagery and texts, this series presents the stories of four cities as they were expressed in the languages of Imperial Russia, the Ottoman Empire, early Christian Rome, and medieval northern Europe. It begins with St. Petersburg’s Palaces of the Czars where the obsession for beauty was an everyday affair. The Splendor documents the Ottoman Topkapi Palace; the jewel of the Golden Horn. Ravenna’s Passion for Christ’s Story is a mosaic immersion into scripture as it was applied to the basilicas, churches, and mausoleums of the 5th century Byzantine capital. The Golden Age of Bruges examines the extravagance of the religious art, silver, furniture, and tapestries created in the best-preserved medieval city in Belgium.
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The quest for beauty has been a prime topic for literature throughout the ages. With lavish imagery and texts, this series presents the stories of four cities as they were expressed in the languages of Imperial Russia, the Ottoman Empire, early Christian Rome, and medieval northern Europe. It begins with St. Petersburg’s Palaces of the Czars where the obsession for beauty was an everyday affair. The Splendor documents the Ottoman Topkapi Palace; the jewel of the Golden Horn. Ravenna’s Passion for Christ’s Story is a mosaic immersion into scripture as it was applied to the basilicas, churches, and mausoleums of the 5th century Byzantine capital. The Golden Age of Bruges examines the extravagance of the religious art, silver, furniture, and tapestries created in the best-preserved medieval city in Belgium.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8.5 x 12 in / 222 x 300 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:320
  • Binding:Hardcover
  • Weight:2.1 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $65 / €59 / ₤42