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LEOPOLD II: ROI-BATISSEUR (Leopold II: Builder King). Piet Lombaerde and Ronny Gobyn. Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Ostend, 1995. Organized by Stadsbestuur Oostende, Cultuurdienst, Ostend. Published by Pandora Publishers, Antwerp, in association with Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 134 pp. with 173 ills. (81 col.). 31 x 26 cm. ISBN 9053491734 In French.
An extensive study of the ambitious urban planning projects initiated by Leopold II during his reign as King of Belgium from 1865 to 1909, this catalogue presents photographs, architectural drawings, site plans and maps documenting developments on the periphery of Brussels and in the seaside town of Ostend that included the establishment of new royal residences on the outskirts of the two cities, the creation of public suburban parks and the construction of major thoroughfares.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — 1800-1900 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 056907
Hardcover $60.00    

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