Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas
Garden Art Press, 2008 - Architecture - 256 pages
As a genre the folly gave Europe a wonderful legacy of idiosyncratic, sometimes experimental architecture. Follies of Europe is a collection of photographs with accompanying text that illustrates the wealth and exuberance of follies, ranging from the Baroque and Rococo through Art Nouveau to the present day. Follies were built for pleasure with passion and self indulgence. They reflect and celebrate the individuals who created them. This book shows the dedication to detail that makes both the buildings and the personalities result in these unique art forms.
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