A Universal Man

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 218 pages
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This book is about one of the geatest and most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. Schinkel designed many of the great buildings of his native Germany; his architecture still dominates Berlin.
 

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An interesting book on Schinkel's career, though I don't feel it really did a lot to support the claim that he was one of the most influential architects of his time. If anything, it suggests that he missed his calling as a painter, since pretty much anyone could ape the style of classical architecture equally well, and his brick buildings simply don't come across as anything special. Would have been enhanced by a longer biography section. 

Contents

Karl Friedrich Schinkel A Universal Man
1
Schinkel the Artist
9
Schinkels Buildings and Plans for Berlin
16
Schinkel and Durand the Case of the Altes
27
Royal Residences on the Havel 336
47
Art and Industry
57
Schinkels Buildings in Photographs 18901940
64
A Universal Man Cat 14
88
The Theatre Cat 2732
107
Early Interiors Cat 339
113
Royal Residences Cat 57100
133
Church Architecture Cat 1018
166
The British Journey and the Constructional Style
172
Art and Industry Cat 12853
185
Utopian Visions Cat 15460
201
Chronology
208

The Romantic Impulse Cat 1326
97

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About the author (1991)

Michael Snodin is the author of numerous books & the Head of the Designs Section in the Department of Prints, Drawings, & Paintings at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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