Schlüter in Berlin: A City Guide (Paperback)

Schlüter in Berlin: A City Guide By Hans-Ulrich Kessler (Editor) Cover Image
By Hans-Ulrich Kessler (Editor)
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Andreas Schlüter (1659–1714) was a well-known Baroque sculptor and the architect behind some of Berlin’s most famous buildings, from the legendary Amber Room to the City Palace—which is in the midst of a major rebuilding effort. In his role as court sculptor and court architect, Schlüter worked under the direction of Frederick I of Prussia, who hoped to position the city through ambitious new art and architectural projects alongside Paris and Rome as a chief artistic center of Europe.
           
The perfect companion for those planning a trip to the city or interested in this particularly rich period of its architectural history, Schlüter In Berlin: A City Guide takes readers through all of the architect’s most famous works with illustrations and convenient city maps. Each sculpture or building is accompanied by a concise description and a longer essay on the broader historical background of the period.
           
Schlüter is the artistic force behind what is now known as Baroque Berlin, and Schlüter in Berlin is the first book to offer English–language readers a look at his many contributions to the city.

About the Author


Hans-Ulrich Kessler is a researcher at the Berlin State Museums, which are overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and funded by the German government.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783777422008
ISBN-10: 3777422002
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: August 15th, 2014
Pages: 80
Language: English