A new book published by the American Numismatic Society is available for pre-order and will ship in October. -Editor
Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe: The Man, Monuments, and Medals
The nineteenth century medal series The Greatest Edifices of Europe by Belgian engraver-medalist Jacques Wiener is examined in detail. The work begins by
providing a biographical background for Wiener, integrating two primary, existing sources. The overall medal series is then addressed starting with its inception as defined in
Wiener's original 1854 prospectus through its quietly incomplete conclusion.
The scope of the series, its range of issue dates, and elements and characteristics of its production are presented. For each edifice commemorated, the associated medals,
including new and unpublished varieties, are presented, legends translated, die characteristics examined, contemporary supporting documentation cited, issue dates revised, and
source images used by the artist are identified in limited cases. Where applicable, instances of divergence between the state of the actual monument and Wiener's renderings are
noted as well. The intent of the work is to provide a greater understanding of the medal series through a contextual approach.
Published by: American Numismatic Society
Series: Studies in Medallic Art
Year of Publication: 2020
H11 x W8.5,
Status: Not Yet Published - Available for pre-order
These magnificent medals are widely collected and this book will be a most welcome reference. -Editor
For more information, or to order, see:
Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe: The Man, Monuments, and
Medals [Hardback] (https://www.oxbowbooks.com/dbbc/jacques-wiener-s-most-remarkable-edifices-of-europe.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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