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Description - Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Charlottenhof, Potsdam-Sanssouci by Heinz Schonemann

The palace, set on a severe garden axis, was built from 1826 to 1829. It was followed from 1829 to 1840 by the freely developing area of the Hofgartnerhaus and its adjacent facilities, all of which has become known as the "Roman Baths". The Crown Prince involved himself in the planning process, contributing over 100 sketches. He called Charlottenhof "my Siam", understood as a synonym for a better world, and he was pursuing with it his intention of presenting his own future style of government, based on romantic theories of the state and striving for a harmonious balance of all classes and interests. Charlottenhof is Schinkel's only work to have survived complete inside and outside, surrounded by Lenne's landscape garden, which has also been carefully looked after and preserved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783930698127
ISBN-10: 3930698129
Format: Hardback
(306mm x 279mm x mm)
Pages: 68
Imprint: Edition Axel Menges
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Publish Date: 19-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Heinz Schonemann

In his role as the foundation's curator Heinz Schonemann was responsible for the preservation of the buildings and monuments of the Stiftung Preussische Schlosser und Garten Berlin-Brandenburg, until he retired in 1999. Reinhard Gorner has been working as an architectural photographer for more than a decade. He is highly thought of by many major architects as an interpreter of their work; they include Gunter Behnisch, Peter Eisenman, Hans Kollhoff, Jurgen Sawade, Hans Dieter Schaal and Otto Steidle.