Schinkel's Look Towards India by Mario Alexander ZadowSchinkel's Look Towards India by Mario Alexander Zadow

Schinkel's Look Towards India

byMario Alexander Zadow

Hardcover | February 7, 2014

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This book discusses a subject to which little attention has been paid to date: Schinkel's interest in Indian architecture and culture. At the royal court of Prussia, Lalla Rookh, based on Thomas Moore's romance, was celebrated in 1821 as an oriental festival. In 1822 the Indian-themed pageant Nurmahal was performed at the opera. For both productions Schinkel created enchantingly beautiful stage sets. His unrealised project for the summer palace Orianda on the Crimea, at the geographical interface of eastern and western culture, was Schinkel's convincing and timeless memorial to his dream of the unity of world cultures. The style of the exterior is classical, while that of the interior is Indian and Islamic. The work is characterized by the hall of caryatids that lies in front of the building and the museum of Caucasian antiquities, its counterpart in the interior of the palace.
Mario Alexander Zadow, born in 1927, has spent the last 35 years doing biographical research about Schinkel. He is an honorary member of the German Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel-Gesellschaft and an "Honorary Historian" of the American society Friends of Schinkel.
Title:Schinkel's Look Towards IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 10.04 × 8.57 × 0.44 inPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Edition Axel MengesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3936681716

ISBN - 13:9783936681710

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