Wonderful vintage Agfa Color Photo book about the famous 17th century Baroque palace
Nymphenburg in Munich, Bavaria. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria.
Note: The Agfa Color photography has been introduced in 1936,
as a German response to Technicolor and Kodachrome!
by Dr. Heinrich Kreisel
40 Agfacolor color plates
In fine exterior and near mint interior condition.
Boards a bit faded at edges, else very clean and ok.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
Approx/Measurements: 11-3/4" x 8-1/4" ~1.25 lbs.
Published by Bruckmann Munich
The palace, together with its park, is now one of the most famous sights of Munich. The baroque facades comprise an overall width of about 700 metres. The Steinerner Saal (Stone Hall), with ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and F. Zimmermann and decorations by François de Cuvilliés, is an impressive sight. Acting as a grand hall, it occupies over three floors of the central pavilion of the palace.
Some rooms still show their original baroque decoration while others were later redesigned in rococo or neoclassical style. The former small dining room in the south pavilion today houses the Gallery of Beauties of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. This pavilion houses also the birthroom of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
The court stables contain one of the most important museums of ancient carriages (Marstallmuseum). They also played a part in historical events - the Paris Coronation Coach for example was used for the coronation of Emperor Charles VII in 1742. Among the main attractions of the museum are the magnificent carriages and sleighs of King Ludwig II.
The first floor of the former court stables houses a collection of Nymphenburg porcelain, the factory which, also located in the palace complex, was founded by Maximilian III Joseph. It's handcrafted products are of legendary kind and quality, nowadays said to be comparable to Augarten and Sèvres only.
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