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Zetzsche, Carl
Zopf und Empire in Mittel- und Norddeutschland. 2 Vol.-set (Complete)
Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to near fine. Folio. Part 1: 16pp., 90 plates, Part 2: 16pp., 90 plates. Two portfolios in original three quarter green cloth over green paper-covered board with gilt lettering on cover. Decorative paper-covered inside covers and flaps. Introduction by the author and list of halftone plates and in-text photographs with descriptive text in both volumes. Impressive collection of "Zopfbauten" presented in 180 skillful halftone plates based on the 1906 edition of the same title. Zopfstil is an architectural style developing in the transition from Rococo to Classicism in the late 18th Century. Characteristic for this period is a certain simplicity in design and the participation of the well-to-do middle class in defining the period as opposed to the dominant aristocracy up to that point. The images are espically useful for architects working with restoration of doorways, gates and the enterance of these buildings. Text in German. Portfolios with light wear along edges and some scuffing on covers. Plates slightly age-toned, not affecting images. Portfolios in overall good+, interiors in near fine condition.
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [US]
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