As I said before, I rather like good buildings. Irina knows this, and when she came across this book in our local bookshop, she knew it would be a perfect birthday present.
- Author: Dorine van den Beukel
- Title: Architecture
- Pages: 543
- Published: 2003
- Publisher: The Pepin Press
- ISBN: 90 5496 077 9
Architecture is a so-called Visual Encyclopedia, an invention or innovation Pepin Press seems to be very proud of. I don’t know why; it’s just like those Dover books. Perfect reprints of out-of-copyright C19 material, with little or no introduction or commentary.
The pictures of building from all over the world are gorgeous. Mostly engravings, and printed with a lot of care so no details get mucked up. Palaces and hovels, shacks, towers, castles, squares and streets. Lots and lots of inspiration.