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December 11th, 2003 #1
looking for books: architecture, mythology & fashion topic
mates, i need your help.
i'm searching for some good books on the following topics:
mainly about the historical aspect of architecture, not so much modern concrete stuff. ancient cultures, design philosophies are the things i am interested in. both books that are more like a compendium of different architecture styles all over the world as well as specialized ones (like, on a certain region) are appreciated.
europe's architectural history has been beaten to death in school, so it's the other parts of the world that i am more interested in.
well, something that has as much info on as many different mythologies, their inhabitants, creatures, gods, whatever, as possible
fashion history, development of forms, trends etcetera...
both historical and more modern topics, like tha last century are in my field of interest.
if you know of any book that could fit one of those descriptions, i'd be happy if you could post its name, author and some info -if you have- here.
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OOps..post a message in the wrong place. :p Happens when you have too many browser windows open. I don't know of any such books. :/ Maybe search google to see what there is out there.
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Dude i would be greatly interested in anything you find as well...
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well if you are interested in Romans, Greeks, and vikings info you can contact my brother at
He is a big history bough.. and im sure he can point you in the direction of some other people that have some knowledge...
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December 12th, 2003 #5
bryan: let's hope someone posts some books here. i'll drop a note when i stumble across something as well.
death jester: european architecture is pretty well known to me. books about the typical spectrum of western architecture (greek/romans to bauhaus) are quite easy to find.
but there are so many more things that have been built all over the world...
December 12th, 2003 #6
beside drawing my hobby is medieval costumes - maybe when I get access to my books again (everything still in moving boxes) I can give you some tips. You just have to say how in depth you want to go (and I´m talking about discussing kind of weaves and stitchlengthes ).
A good begin for fashion and armour from 1300 - 1450 is this Eduard Wagner
It´s quite cheap - if you go into costuming you can easily spend a fortune (look at my credits )
PM me after christmas and I will see what I can work out for you
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December 12th, 2003 #7
quite nice and rather cheap is this one on mythology:
Die Enzyklopädie der Mythologie: Nordisch - Klassisch - Keltisch, Edition XXL, EUR 12,95 ISBN3-89736-300-3
Short Articles and quite a lot of inspiring pictures from artists from all over the world.
December 12th, 2003 #8
December 12th, 2003 #9
I know that there are other volumes of this edition (seen them at the Mayersche Buchhandlung) but can't remember on which mythologies. I think American Indian was one, maybe also one on chinese/Indian, but I'm not sure.