Sir John Richardson is a British art historian and Picasso biographer. Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis is the matriarch of the princely house of the Thurn and Taxis. Andre Leon Talley is an author and contributing editor of Vogue. Alexander Count von Schoenburg is a journalist and author. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis is an author and writer for Vogue.
"While it's true there are explosive juxtapositions at the
Regensberg Palace of St. Emmeran, there is a certain symmetry too.
That precarious balance of the ancient & modern is held in the
hands of Gloria, Countess von Schoenburg-Glauchau, known in the
1980's as Princess TNT. . . With over 500 rooms & still a private
residence, Schloss St. Emmeran has been Gloria von Thurn und Taxis'
life's work. . . Glorious, the book lives up to the grandeur
that is the world of Princess TNT."
-LITTLE AUGURY BLOG What makes Schloss St. Emmeram so memorable is its glorious architecture, which includes examples of the Romanesque-Gothic, Rococo, and Baroque styles. But what many laud is Thurn und Taxis' contemporary art collection, which provides a striking-to-some contrast to the palace's regal architecture. . . The photos of the myriad rooms of St. Emmeram are gorgeous, making this book a dazzling read."
-THE PEAK OF CHIC BLOG "[The House of Thurn und Taxis] is a beautiful look into the palace of Schloss St. Emmeram, the family's home for more than 200 years. The interiors are just as amazing as the history. . . this one is at the top of my list."
-HABITUALLY CHIC BLOG "Stunningly captured by photographer Todd Eberle, [The House of Thurn und Taxis is] a 500-room wonderland of elegance and eccentricity, where Baroque excess meets oompah Victoriana meets Jeff Koons sculptures."
-ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST "The term 'pop-punk princess' has been applied to many young female singers, but at the apex of her eccentricity in the 1980s, Princess Gloria of Thurn und Taxis was probably most literally deserving of the label. . . Through stunning photographs by Todd Eberle, House of Thurn und Taxis tours the jaw-dropping collection of contemporary art and significant antiques that Gloria has maintained at the family palace, St. Emmeram, in southeastern Germany."