Vom Schönsten das Beste Die Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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Edited by: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Martina Miesler, Gilbert Lupfer Texts by: Jens Uwe Sommerschuh Foreword: Prof. Dr. Martin Roth German 2010, 240 Pages, 293 Ills. Hardcover 305mm x 252mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2458-6

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, or Dresden State Art Collections, comprise the oldest, second-largest group of museums in Germany. The twelve museums united under this umbrella organization are among the most famous in the world, and they contain a wealth of unique art treasures, which span a variety of themes and epochs, attracting visitors from all around the globe. Augustus the Strong and his son, Augustus III—both electors of Saxony and kings of Poland during the eighteenth century—were extraordinary connoisseurs of the arts, and their enthusiastic patronage had a lasting impact on the development of the collections, which today are exhibited in world-famous buildings, such as the Zwinger, the Rezidenz, and the Albertinum.2010 marks the 450th anniversary of the Dresden State Art Collections, and visitors are invited to travel through time, from the days of antiquity to the present. This opulent volume features numerous illustrations of very special highlights and the historical buildings in which they are preserved. (Englische Ausgabe ISBN 978-3-7757-2457-9)