Item description for Karl Friedrich Schinkel: 1781-1841 an Architect in the Service of Beauty (Taschen Basic Architecture) by Martin Steffens & Peter Gossel...
AS AN ARCHITECT, KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL (1781-1841) IS CONSIDERED ONE OF FINEST IN GERMAN HISTORY, HAVING ESTABLISHED A "NEW," PATRIOTIC GERMAN STYLE BASED ON THE GOTHIC STYLE; AS A PAINTER, DRAFTSMAN, AND DESIGNER OF FURNITURE, INTERIOR FITTINGS, AND STAGE SETS, HE CREATED SOME OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY ART. HIS WORK WAS SO ADMIRED BY KING FREDERICK WILLIAM III THAT SCHINKEL ACTED AS STATE ARCHITECT OF PRUSSIA FOR NEARLY HIS ENTIRE CAREER, DESIGNING MANY PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PALACES, AND ROYAL COUNTRY ESTATES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL THEATER AND ALTES MUSEUM IN BERLIN. SO HIGHLY WAS SCHINKEL REGARDED THAT HIS CONTEMPORARIES DEEMED HIM A GENIUS AND BIOGRAPHIES WERE WRITTEN ABOUT HIM DURING HIS LIFETIME.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
ISBN 3822827606 ISBN13 9783822827604
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great book. Mar 12, 2008
this nicely illustrated book covers some of the most popular works of schinkel. included are his buildings paintings and some furniture designs.This is a small book and the informaion is concise so if you want in depth or analyitical information you might want to get another book as well.