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PALACES OF MUSIC  Limited Edition of 100 copies signed and numbered by Ahmet Ertug (Photography)  Michael Forsyth (Text) - Signed First Edition - 2010 - from INTERMA and

PALACES OF MUSIC Limited Edition of 100 copies signed and numbered

by Ahmet Ertug (Photography) Michael Forsyth (Text)

Condition: MINT CONDITION - Leather Bound/MINT LEATHER

Ahmet Ertug (photography) Michael Forsyth (text) Rolf Sachsse (essay) This limited edition large format book portrays 22 great European opera houses with stunning images by the world renowned photographer, Ahmet Ertug. The book commences with Classical, Baroque and Rococo theatres - miraculous early survivors - from Palladio's exquisite Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, the forerunner of later theatres, to the charming court theatres at Drottningholm in Stockholm, and the beautiful Margrave's Opera House, Bayreuth and San Carlo in Naples. The grand nineteenth-century opera houses portrayed include the Paris Opera House (Palais Garnier), the rebuilt Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and Prague State Opera. Finally, the book portrays recent architectural masterpieces by some of the world's leading architects including opera houses at Valencia, Lyon and Oslo. To accompany Ertug's remarkable photography, in a separate text volume Michael Forsyth describes the architecture of each opera house and its social and musical history, including stories of human passion and intrigue that they can tell. Forsyth begins with an introduction that traces the rise of opera, the evolution of opera house architecture, and the musical and social demands of different nations and periods, with the remarkable effects these had on opera house acoustics. The final section of the book contains an erudite essay, 'Grand Opera Through the Grand Lens', by Professor Rolf Sachsse, distinguished photographer, photographic historian, curator and critic who currently holds the chair in Design History and Design Theory at the Saar University of Fine Arts (Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar) Saarbrücken. This chapter puts into context the oeuvre of Ahmet Ertug, one of the world's leading protagonists of pictorial art in our time, and through which readers will appreciate the art of photography displayed in this book on a different level. The book is hand bound in leather and each photographic image is printed in an artisanal technique, stunning quality images are printed in 20 x 25 inches and presented unfolded. Photography is done with a large format 8x10 inch view camera.

  • Bookseller: INTERMA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: biblio22
  • Title: PALACES OF MUSIC Limited Edition of 100 copies signed and numbered
  • Author: Ahmet Ertug (Photography) Michael Forsyth (Text)
  • Format/binding: VERY LARGE FORMAT
  • Book condition: Used - MINT CONDITION - Leather Bound
  • Jacket condition: MINT LEATHER
  • Quantity available: 2
  • Edition: Signed and numbered by Photographer Ahmet Ertug
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: AE Limited Edition 2010
  • Date published: 2010
  • Keywords: Opera Houses, Palaces of Music, Ahmet Ertug
  • Subjects: ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation;


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