This Guide to Rubens in Antwerp takes you to all the different places in the city where the work of Peter Paul Rubens can be seen. You can visit his house and workshop, where he created his great masterpieces. You can walk past the homes of his friends Balthasar Moretus and Nicolaas Rockox. You can admire his paintings in the historic churches for which they were made.
Learn about Rubens the man and the fascinating world of the Baroque.
Walk an easy-to-follow route to discover all the Rubens sites of interest in Antwerp.
Relive the pleasure of your visit thanks to the book's many coloured photographs.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels architects reacted against academicism with a new movement, called Art Nouveau. Victor Horta's style was more organic, while Paul Hankar preferred more geometric designs. Together they developed a style of architecture, that would soon become internationally famous.
In just 15 years, from 1893 onwards, hundreds of Art Nouveau buildings popped up across Brussels. Initially, the great innovators took the lead, but soon their assistants and other imitators, who were also inspired, in the early nineteenth century, by the Viennese Secession and other trends in European Art Nouveau followed suit.
Initially, this style perfectly corresponds with the ambitious of the industrial upper middle class. They wanted to leave their mark on the urban landscape with this new and often exuberant architecture. Gradually, larger groups of the population started to also use the Art Nouveau style for very different purposes, including schools, social housing, townhouses, warehouses, a house of the people...
This guide suggests nine walks, in various neighbourhoods around Brussels, allowing you to discover the many different facets of Art Nouveau in architecture. Learn more about the personality of several leading architects and decorative techniques, like sgraffito. The author also interviewed several owners, conservators or restorers of Art Nouveau buildings, who are helping to preserve this exceptional heritage.
"The world of Fashion & Beauty holds no secrets for Anne Poelmans. She was head stylist of the Belgian edition of Elle magazine for eight years, coordinated the Elle website for three years, collaborated with the Belgian edition of Vogue, and is now a freelance fashion & beauty director. She has carried over her passions into her beauty web shop www.biotylab.com.
As a child, Anne grew up in Ibiza, which explains her special connection with the island. Her love of Ibiza is so great (and sharing is caring) that she also shares some splendid hot spots through gorgeous pictures.
Careful, though: this visually stimulating book will very likely make you want to visit the island. It radiates a summer vibe through its images of the interiors so beautiful, architectural feats so impressive, and bays so blue you will actually think you are there. Fine taste bundled into more than 200 pages of fun!"
Amsterdam is more than just the Jordaan, the ring of canals and the red light district. Did you know that the capital city of the Netherlands has the largest number of different nationalities in the world? This melting pot is also reflected in its culinary arena, turning Amsterdam into a number one destination for foodies. Professional foodie and listomaniac Luc Hoornaert shows you his favourite spots for tasting the world in this cosmopolitan city.
Places that individually excel in what they offer, whether it's veal croquettes, ice cream or hot dogs. Places with a story and with people who are totally devoted to bringing out the best in their superb ingredients in order to enhance the essence of every dish. Places that even amaze culinary superstars. In short, an unconventional selection of in some cases bizarre, but always special and authentic restaurants and eateries where the focus is on the speciality of the house, the 'Must Eat'.
There is a house in Antwerp where every object and every texture has been chosen for a reason. In this book, we tell you the story of Graanmarkt 13 through the talents and passions of the people who helped build it, the rich history and vibrant culture of the city it is a part of, and a carefully curated selection of the beautiful materials you will find inside it. This book is a token of the growing friendship between Graanmarkt 13 and Cereal magazine - when it came to asking someone to help us create it, we knew we could ask no one else.