Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Charlottenhof, Potsdam-Sanssouci: Opus 12 by Heinz SchonemannKarl Friedrich Schinkel, Charlottenhof, Potsdam-Sanssouci: Opus 12 by Heinz Schonemann

Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Charlottenhof, Potsdam-Sanssouci: Opus 12

Introduction byHeinz SchonemannPhotographed byReinhard Gorner

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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 Hofgärtnerhaus 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 Lenné’s landscape garden, which has also been carefully looked after and preserved.
Title:Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Charlottenhof, Potsdam-Sanssouci: Opus 12Format:HardcoverDimensions:68 pages, 12.02 × 10.98 × 0.51 inPublished:May 12, 2004Publisher:Edition Axel Menges

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When the small farmstead in the south-western corner of Sanssouci park came up for sale in 1825, Hofmarschall von Maltzahn wrote to the King of Prussia to say that the grounds of Sanssouci would be much improved by the addition of this plot. It was clear that Peter Joseph Lenne, who produced a first plan for the garden as soon as the land was presented to the Crown Prince, later King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, was behind the letter.Schinkel, the architect of Charlottenhof, and Lenne, the designer of the surrounding park, had met in 1816 when they were working for Chancellor Hardenberg in Glienicke, between Berlin and Potsdam. They established a community of interest that architecture critics have compared with the best years of cooperation between John Nash and Humphry Repton. Charlottenhof became the highlight of their joint activities.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>my SiamCharlottenhof 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.In his role as the foundation's curator Heinz Schonemann isresponsible for the preservation of the buildings and monuments of the Stiftung Preussische Schlosser und Garten Berlin-Brandenburg. 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