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    Buildings in Berlin and Potsdam (Hardback)(German) Photographs by Hillert Ibbeken, Text by Barry Bergdoll

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    DescriptionText in English & German. This book is a synopsis, a summary of the books also published by Edition Axel Menges about the Prussian architects Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), Ludwig Persius (1803-1845) and Friedrich August Stuler (1800-1865), but it covers only the works of these architects in Berlin and Potsdam. The three books mentioned above are subtitled 'The architectural work today'; in other words, they are exclusively about buildings that still exist. This is also true of the present selection. The question whether this selection and limitation to Berlin and Potsdam is representative of the work of the three architects can clearly be answered in the affirmative. For Persius this question does not even arise, because during his short life he worked almost exclusively in Potsdam and its immediate vicinity -- he was the 'Kings architect'. Stulers work is found in a region extending from Cologne on the Rhine to Masuria, with some important buildings in Stockholm and Budapest as well. About a quarter of his works can be found in Potsdam and Berlin, where Stuler, too, was the 'Kings architect'. The truly gigantic lifework of Schinkel extends from Aachen to St Petersburg. Berlin and Potsdam have about a third of his works. It can be confidently said, however, that those who know the works of Schinkel, Persius and Stuler in Berlin and Potsdam also know the architects work as a whole in each case. Since the pictures assembled here were taken between 1998 and 2005, they themselves have already become somewhat historical.

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    Buildings in Berlin and Potsdam
    Authors and contributors
    Photographs by Hillert Ibbeken, Text by Barry Bergdoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 286 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 1,340 g
    ISBN 13: 9783936681727
    ISBN 10: 3936681724

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05, 19
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    Libri: ARCH8012, ARCH6000, BAUB5012, P0041759, ARCH8022, BERL2042, SCHJ3000, POTS3050
    DC23: 720.922
    Thema V1.0: AMB
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    120 illus
    Edition Axel Menges
    Imprint name
    Edition Axel Menges
    Publication date
    07 February 2014
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    Author Information
    Until his retirement Hillert Ibbeken was a professor of geology at the Freie Universitat Berlin, but his lifelong occupation has been architectural photography. Barry Bergdoll is professor of architectural history at Columbia University and the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.