The English Folly The Edifice Complex

The English Folly
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781789621976
  • juni 2020
  • 260 pagina's
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If this were a novel, the tales of astounding wealth, sexual perversion, murder, munificence, rape, insanity, brutality, slavery, religious mania, selfishness, snobbery, charity, suicide, generosity, theft, madness, wickedness, failure and eccentricity which unfold in these pages would be too concentrated to allow for the willing suspension of disbelief. All these sins and virtues, and more, are displayed by the characters in this book, some exhibiting several of them simultaneously. Folly builders were not as we are. They never built what we now call follies. They built for beauty, utility, improvement; it is only we, struggling after them with our imperfect understanding, who dismiss their prodigious constructions as follies. Follies can be found around the world, but England is their spiritual home. Having written the definitive books on follies in Great Britain, Benelux and the USA, Headley & Meulenkamp have turned their attention to the folly builders themselves, people so blinded by fashion or driven by some nameless ideology that they expended great fortunes on making their point in brick, stone and flint. Most follies are simply misunderstood buildings, and this book studies the motives, characters, decisions and delusions of their builders. If there was madness in their building, fortunately there was no method in it.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
juni 2020
Aantal pagina's
260 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

EAN

EAN
9781789621976

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
872 g
Verpakking breedte
170 mm
Verpakking hoogte
21 mm
Verpakking lengte
240 mm

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