Karl Friedrich Schinkel: A Universal Man (Yale University Press & Victoria & Albert Museum, 1991; ed. Michael Snodin) is a survey of Schinkel’s extraordinary career. The book was published to coincide a major international exhibition. Contributions by Peter Betthausen, Helmut Börsch-Supan, Gottfried Riemann, Martin Goalen, Hans-Joachim Giersberg, Alex Potts, Angelika Wesenberg, and Michael Snodin.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel was one of the most brilliant and influential architects and designers of the nineteenth century, not only in his native Germany, where his great buildings still dominate Berlin, but throughout the world. In this beautiful book distinguished authorities present, for the first time in English, a general review of Schinkel’s astonishing achievements. Schinkel was skilled not only in architecture and design but in other art forms as well. his paintings of historical landscapes and his theatre sets and panoramas were key expressions of German romanticism – and his earliest architecture, which was both Gothic and patriotic, also took up this theme. His architectural style soon changed, however, as he began to create grand neo-classical-style buildings in Berlin. During this period he also designed the buildings and furniture of the royal palaces in Berlin and in nearby Potsdam, devising classical garden and architectural complexes that remain among the most beautiful ever created.
– Karl Friedrich Schinkel: A Universal Man (Yale University Press & Victoria & Albert Museum, 1991), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is generously illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings , and the glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show only some small signs of shelf wear and use.