The Rhine: Art and Architectureby Roland Recht
From its twin sources high in the Swiss Alps to its delta in the North Sea, the Rhine is Europe's most important river -- historically, culturally and artistically. Flowing majestically through the Continent, it serves as a boundary between nations and a unifying force, timelessly conveying spiritual currents as well as merchandise, and inspiring pilgrims, painters, sculptors, architects, poets, writers and composers.
This superb panorama of the Rhine's artistic landscape shows the river and the cities, villages, cathedrals, monasteries and castles that abound along its course in all their true magnificence. World-renowned masterpieces of painting (such as Grunewald's Isenheim altar), sculpture (the Breisach carved altar) and goldsmiths' work (the shrine of the Three Magi in Cologne) are among the astonishing variety of treasures in every field of art, all gloriously illustrated and knowledgeably described in their historical, art historical and geographical context.
For armchair travelers and connoisseurs who wish to indulge in all that this great river has to offer, no journey could be more rewarding.
- Thames & Hudson
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