Manchester University Press

Copenhagen: The Buildings of Europe

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ISBN: 9780719051937
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: 1998-09-15
Number of pages: 180
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Copenhagen, capital of Denmark for nearly a thousand years, is a civilized, lively and attractive city. Its rich social and political history is reflected in its architecture which spans from the first re-modeling in Renaissance style by the "Architect King," Christian IV (1588-1648) to the present century’s wealth of public housing and welfare buildings, commissioned by the agencies of an unchallenged social democracy. Between these dates are rich episodes, including the late flowering of the absolute monarchy in the eighteenth century which produced in Amalienborg one of the glories of European baroque town planning; the rebuilding in neo-classical style of much of the center of the city after disasters at the beginning of the nineteenth century; and the remarkable appearance of "Nordic Classicism" in the first decades of the twentieth. This informative guide includes Copenhagen’s significant buildings spanning all periods. Each building is fully described in its own named and numbered entry, with a photograph, date, architect and location. Building plans are included, and two street maps are provided to locate each entry.

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