The Dream of a King

Dresden's Green Vault

Edited by Dirk Syndram and Claudia Brink

Edited by Dirk Syndram and Claudia Brink

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

248 pages | 144 color plates, 6 halftones | 5 1/2 x 11 | © 2011
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9783777446011 Published March 2012 For sale in North America and Japan only

Boasting the largest collection of treasures in Europe, Dresden’s Green Vault is also among the continent’s oldest museums, founded in the early eighteenth century. Since its extensive restoration and reopening in 2006, it has attracted more than three million visitors who have come from around the world to admire the splendid architecture and opulent riches on display there.
 
Packed with beautiful full-color illustrations, this magnificent volume highlights a selection of masterpieces from this important collection of Baroque and classical art, including the Golden Coffee Service, the Ivory Frigate, the Dresden Green Diamond, the Royal Household of the Grand Mogul, and many other fascinating objects made of gold, silver, gemstones, and other precious materials. For those with an interest in the Baroque or classical periods—or those who simply enjoy exceptional works of art—this book will be a great pleasure.

Contents
Combined Arabic/English Edition

Preface
Forewords

The History of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
      Theresa Witting
Monument to a Royal Collector—August the Strong and his Grünes Gewölbe
      Dirk Syndram
The Grünes Gewölbe
      Dirk Syndram
A Microcosm in the Macrocosm: Jörg Schöner's macrophotographic documentation of the Grünes Gewölbe at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha
      Yvonne Fritz

Catalogue
Photo Credits
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