A new book is out about the "Neues Palais". This week there was a lecture about the book and Palais from the author in the Staatsarchiv in DA. Here the details:
Das Darmstädter Neue Palais - von Petra Tücks (Art Historian)
Verlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt,
400 Seiten (Pages), price: €56.-
It shows alot of unpublished material like sketches, pictures, plans (thats what the newspaper writes)
Unfortunatly I coundn't go, the Darmstädter Echo announced it really late. But I definitly will have a look at the book. If there is a ISBN, I will post it here, as soon as possible
I just bought the book today and it is a great book. A lot of information about the different periods; from the planing of the building (architectual aspects etc.) to the interior decorations, rooms etc. The later years when the Arts & Crafts influence came up.
Pictures of the different rooms of Alice, even of their earlier home Prinz-Karl Palais.
I would say, even if you can't read german it is worth getting for everyone who is interested in the Hessian Familiy.
It is published by the 'Selbstverlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt und der Historischen Kommission Hessen'
Titel: Das Darmstädter Neue Palais von Petra Tücks
You could try to get it over:
Hess. Historische Kommission,
FAX: 06151- 165901
From abroad it would be: +49 6151-165901