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Albrechtsburg Meissen
Albrechtsburg Meissen

Albrechtsburg Meissen

Saxony's Finest Palaces, Castles and Gardens

ARCHITECTURE

72 Pages, 4.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9783361006645

Rights: US & CA

Seemann Henschel (Apr 2012)

Price: $9.95
 
 

Overview

Highlighting the first modern residential palace in Saxony, Germany, this guide explores the magnificent Albrechtsburg in Meissen. Reviewing its construction by the Wettin Electors and Dukes of Saxony, the study demonstrates how they created a masterly building with bold architectural solutions and design ideas that are still impressive today. The famous Meissen porcelain factory’s home in the Albrechtsburg is explored as well as the castle’s transformation into a monument of Saxon history. Offering an extensive look at the castle´s eventful past as well as its unique 19th-century murals, this is a striking example of outstanding craftsmanship.

Author Biography

Matthias Donath is a freelance writer and the chairman of the Meissen Dome Association, which finances the conservation and restoration of the Meissen Dome. André Thieme is the director of the museums department of the State Palaces, Castles, and Gardens of Saxony.