The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Munich art galleries

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330. Among the public buildings of Munich, the most striking are those erected by Louis I., who was much more attached to building than to any other description of improvement; and contrary, as we believe, to the wishes of the majority of the nation, sank immense sums in a massive palace in the Tuscan manner (fig. 81.), in a Glyptothek, or building for statues and sculptures (fig. 86. p. 130.), in a Pinakothek, or building for pictures (fig. 82.), and in a variety of other buildings of luxury, for himself, for his relations, or for public display. The only argument that can be urged in favour of these buildings is that they are generally in good taste.