Brussels A Travel Guide of Art and History - A comprehensive guide to the historic architecture and art in the capital of Belgium

Brussels A Travel Guide of Art and History - A comprehensive guide to the historic architecture and art in the capital of Belgium

by Maxime Jensens

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The architecture, artwork and religious structures of Brussels are breathtaking, their combined majesty placing visitors in awe year after year.

Tragically, many travel guides simply brush over the capital's beautiful historic and artistic attractions as mere items to check off a list during sightseeing, in what is actually the very heart of Flemish culture.

In stark contrast, Brussels - A Travel Guide of Art and History is designed for tourists wanting to achieve an in-depth understanding during their perusals of the wondrous achievements in painting, sculpture and design pioneered and advanced in Brussels. The Baroque majesty of the Grand Place, the breathtaking Gothic spires of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral are just two of the culturally significant attractions described in this book.

Rich yet accessible descriptions of the most significant artworks and guidance through the hidden gems and the breathtaking old town districts likewise abound. The reader is spurred to sublime comprehension and a high degree of appreciation and enjoyment during their trip, ending it satisfied with the reams of cultural succour encountered and absorbed.

Designed as a companion to a more general city guide, this guide is ideally read as you tour and take in the many breathtaking works of art and ancient designs that Brussels, the mighty capital of Belgium and seat of the European Union, has to offer.

In reading this book composed by lecturer of art and heritage architecture Maxime Jensens, your journey will gain a comprehensive, enlightening edge. You will conclude your trip to Brussels not simply with happy memories of the gorgeous culture, cuisine and fine hospitality - but a thorough, intense understanding of how inseparable the country's art and architecture are from Brussels' very essence and fabric of being.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158103551
Publisher: Triangle Circle Square
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Series: Cities of Belgium , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 148
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Growing up in Brussels, Maxime Jensens developed a keen interest and sense of the historic legacies which underpin the towns of his nation. As a child, he beheld the many stunning achievements in architecture and art, whether they be on the parts of institutions such as the Christian church or individually prolific artists, sculptors or architects. Noting how these beautiful attributes seldom fail to awe visitors with their uniqueness, Jensens ambitiously aimed to make a career from their depiction, accurately relaying the past which so underpins his country.
Formerly a student of art history, Jensens today acts as a lecturer and blogger studying the old cities of both Belgium and France. Fluent in both French and English, his stated aim is to increase the awareness, appreciation and regard for his country’s art. It is to this end that this guide was published, for the benefit of visitors eager to plunge into the cultural bulwarks Belgium has to offer.

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