Windmühlen in Deutschland, Holland, Belgien: Energiespender und ästhetische Architektur: Mit einem Beitrag von Michael Himmel über moderne Perspektiven zur Nutzung der Windenergie

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    English titleWindmills in Germany, Holland and Belgium: energy providers and aesthetic architecture
    Authors & editors

    Frode, Edelgard [Author]
    Frode, Wolfgang [Author]

    Publisher DuMont Buchverlag
    Year of publication 1981

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland


    Scope & contentSummary Translation
    The authors present a selection of the 500 or so windmills they visited in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The book is richly illustrated with photos (colour and black-and-white) of mills in the countryside and details of their mechanism, as well as with modern and historical diagrams and old paintings.
    The introduction covers the history and development of mills in Europe; the text goes on to describe the different styles of mill and their spread and distribution; one chapter covers sails; the following describes the early history of windmills, probably first developed in the Persian-Afghan area before the year 1000, and their development in Europe, including their legal status and the influence of the environment, and their decline from the end of the 19th century.
    The next part describes in detail and with photos and diagrams the mechanisms found in different types of mill, those for grinding flour and industrial mills used i.a. for dye-stuffs, mustard, paper, vegetable oil etc, and mills used for drainage, found mainly in the Netherlands.
    The final part considers prospects for the use of wind energy; it outlines early ad hoc proposals, and the gradual development of ideas from the late 19th century onwards up to 1981.

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