Friday, August 21, 2009

The Shedworker's Bookshelf - Follies of Europe

Follies of Europe is not only a marvellous book by Caroline Holmes with photographs by Nic Barlow, it's also a fabulous website to nose around. Here's what they say:
"As a genre the folly gave Europe a wonderful legacy of idiosyncratic, sometimes experimental architecture. Follies of Europe is a collection of photographs with accompanying text that illustrates the wealth and exuberance of follies, ranging from the Baroque and Rococo through Art Nouveau to the present day. Follies were built for pleasure with passion and self indulgence. They reflect and celebrate the individuals who created them."
The pan-European gallery of follies here is particularly unmissable.

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