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Description de l'Egypte | Commission des sciences et des arts en Égypte
21 Volume (PDF) | 2.15Gb (16 rar files)

When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought with him an entourage of more than 160 scholars and scientists. Known as the French Commission on the Sciences and Arts of Egypt, these experts undertook an extensive survey of the country’s archeology, topography, and natural history. Among the contributors to the survey was Jean François Champollion, who used the famous Rosetta Stone to unlock many of the mysteries that long had surrounded the language of ancient Egypt. In 1802 Napoleon authorized the publication of the commission’s findings in a monumental, multi-volume work that included plates, maps, scholarly essays, and a detailed index. Publication of the original Imperial edition began in 1809. It proved so popular that a second edition was published under the post-Napoleonic Bourbon Restoration. The “Royal edition” (1821-29) from the collections of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is presented here.

Ornamental Borders, Scrolls and Cartouches in Historic Decorative Styles

Ornamental borders scrolls and cartoughes | PDF | 30 pages | 24 MB

Lessons for Students in Architecture, Herman Hertzberger
010 Publishers | ISBN: 9064505624 | 2005 | 288 Pages | PDF | 38 MB
  • This is a broad elaboration of the esteemed Dutch architect's lectures, given since 1973 at Delft University, crafted by the architect himself. It is divided into three parts: Public Domain, Making Space Leaving Space, and Inviting Form. More than 750 illustrations give broad insight into Hertzberger's "library"- as well as to those sources in which he finds inspiration. A book that will provide inspiration to anyone interested in design and architecture.