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House of Thurn und Taxis

  • "House of Thurn und Taxis"
  • Hardcover
  • 240 S.

Follow the princely family on an adventure journey through the Thurn und Taxis castle, an enchanted palace where 1,000 years of history meets a thoroughly modern family. ?For 200 years the Thurn und Taxis family have called the palace of St. Emmeram home. Regarded as one of Germany’s finest examples of historicist architecture, the Regensburg residence’s myriad rooms trace centuries of distinctive styles: a Romanesque-Gothic cloister built between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, a neo-Renaissance marble staircase, a number of Rococo and neo-Rococo staterooms, and a Baroque library frescoed in 1737. Celebrated photographer Todd Eberle captures the confluence of high art and grand architecture within the 500-room palace to reveal the curious tale of the Thurn und Taxis family. Complete with stately portraits and scenes of life at St. Emmeram, this monograph offers a glimpse into the world and glamour of one of the most important dynasties of the European aristocracy. With texts of great authors: Jeff Koons, Sir John Richardson, Leon Talley and the Princesses Gloria and Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis...

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