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  • [+] More Collectors on Tour - Masonic Lodges in Constantinople (not Istanbul) 

    Collectors on Tour - Masonic Lodges in Constantinople (not Istanbul)
    Published since 21 Jan 2016

    Working with rare and valuable books has a tendency to make the extraordinary seem rather ordinary. You start to wonder how certain agglomerations of leather, cloth, paper and ink can be worth so much. These doubts are cast aside, however, when confronted with something which makes a personal connection with you. The truth is that books, letters and diaries provide the most direct links between individuals from the past and those living in the present. Although it is the messages they transmit which are invaluable, surely paper and ink are no less valuable as tangible markers of history than art or architecture?

  • [+] More The Most Progressive Magazine of its Time, a Work of Art 

    The Most Progressive Magazine of its Time, a Work of Art
    Published since 12 Apr 2011

    "In Holland, the birthplace of De Stijl, modernism took various routs that ran the aesthetic gamut from hybridized Art Nouveau to systematic rationalism. Somewhere between these poles was the magazine Wendingen (Upheaval), one of the principal sources for the chronicling of twentieth-cetury design and architecture." The famous Dutch magazine Wendingen, published between 1918 and 1931, was dedicated to modern architecture and design. Stephen J. Gertz describes its influences on the history of art and modern aesthetics in the first half of the 20th century.

  • [+] More Bibliographies - Architecture 

    Published since 18 Dec 2009

    Online: Dictionary of Scottish Architects (DSA)