150 DUTCH ARCHITECTS IN THE DUTCH-INDIES


 

Since seceral weeks, I have been translating the book of Obbe Norbruis, Architectuur in de Archipel, 150 Architecten in Nederlands Indië en Indonesië, Hun Gebouwen, Architectuur, en Stijlinvloeden (Architecture in the Archipelago, 150 Architects in the Dutch-Indies and Indonesia, Their Buildings, Architecture, and Style Influence).

Involving in Indonesia's cultural heritage conservation efforts, especially about the historical buildings from the Colonial period, I realize how much this book will be beneficial for the Indonesians. Interests and attentions about the historical buildings increase in the last few decades, the researchers and the general public need more and more references. It is time to have a refreshing source of information, and this book is one of them. 

Obbe Norbruis came with a fresh look at Indonesia's historical buildings and classified them based on his own knowledge and observation. The result is a new and brave approach. A classification of the historical buildings with argumentations that I have never found in another reference before. 

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