Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal man


Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal man

edited by Michael Snodin

Yale University Press in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1991

  • : cloth
  • : paper

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Exhibition catologue

Includes bibliographical references and index

"Published to coincide with the exhibition Karl Friedrich Schinkel: a universal man held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, July 31st to October 27th, 1991"--T.p. verso



This book is about one of the greatest 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. Schinkel was also a painter and theatre designer; his work in these areas, as in his earliest architecture, were key expressions of German romanticism. His architectural style soon changed, however, as he began to create grand neo-classical style buildings in Berlin. During this period he designed the buildings and furniture of the royal palaces in Berlin and Potsdam, devising classical garden and architectural complexes that remain among the most beautiful ever created. This survey of Schinkel's career is enriched by photographs of his buildings and art objects and reproductions of many of his drawings and paintings, all accompanied by detailed commentary. The book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum which runs from 31 July - 27 October 1991.


  • Part 1 Essays: Karl Friedrich Schinkel - a universal man, Peter Betthausen
  • Schinkel the artist, Helmut Borsch-Supan
  • Schinkel's buildings and plans for Berlin, Gottfried Riemann
  • Schinkel and Durand - the case of the Altes Museum, Martin Goalen
  • royal residences on the Havel, Hans-Joachim Giersberg
  • Schinkel's architectural theory, Alex Potts
  • art and industry, Angelika Wesenberg. Part 2 Catalogue: a universal man
  • architectural education
  • the romantic impulse
  • the theatre
  • early interiors
  • classical Berlin
  • royal residences
  • church architecture
  • the British journey and the constructional style
  • art and industry
  • Utopian visions
  • a note on the Schinkel collections.

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