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Item Number: 144550
Title: SCHINKEL : A Meander Through His Life and Work
Author: Forster, Kurt W
Record created on 02/06/17
Description: Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 411pp., 150 illus. English text.
Summary: The 19th-century German architect and artist, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, was among the great personalities in the world of architecture. Classicism and Romanticism moved towards Modern Architecture in his buildings; his Collection of Architectural Designs led the way to our contemporary understanding of the work of the architect; and as a state master building he shaped the architectural culture of his time. A universal scholar and versatile artist, Schinkel led an intensive, if not boundless exchange with the society and the developments of the 19th century. The (equally) ingenious portrayal by one of the most renowned art and architectural historians of our time displays in richly illustrated thematic chapters the dialogue between Schinkel as a person, his oeuvre and his cultural world.
Contents: A Stroll Through Schinkel's Life ; Trials by Fire and Water ; Ice, Rocks, and Trees ; A Thousand Reflections…strung…on a magic thread ; Carl Wilhelm Kolbe - "It is the trees that turned me into an artist" ; Panoramic Urban Planning ; Loitering, the Grecian Way ; Inhabiting the City - Built and Unbuilt Urban Residences ; Country Estates, 'Leben auf dem Lande' ; A Stranger to His Own House ; Symmetry - Partial and Impartial ; The Bauakademie - A Step in the Right Direction? ; Only Things that Stir the Imagination ; A Day in the Life that Will Kill You ; The Cultivation of Feeling - Practice without Theory ; Schinkel in Naples ; Architecture in Print - How Schinkel Invented the Oeuvre complete ; The Museum in Movement ; A Memorable Encounter - Schinkel and Stendhal at Vauxhall Gardens ; Schinkel's Last Days.
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