Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9780892362806 Published September 1994
Paperback $30.00 ISBN: 9780892362813 Published July 1996

Friedrich Gilly

Essays on Architecture, 1796-1799

Friedrich Gilly

Friedrich Gilly
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Friedrich Gilly

Distributed for The Getty Center for the History of Art

Translated by David Britt
240 pages | 74 halftones | 7-1/2 x 10-1/4 | © 1994
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9780892362806 Published September 1994
Paperback $30.00 ISBN: 9780892362813 Published July 1996
When Friedrich Gilly died in 1800 at age twenty-eight, his architectural career had spanned less than a decade and construction of his major designs was incomplete. Nevertheless, his ideas so strongly influenced Berlin architecture of the next century that he is now widely regarded as the founder of Berlin's distinct architectural tradition.

By uniting Rationalist and Neoclassicist principles, his designs achieve an artistic expression that is at once visually dramatic and formally pure. Today, his theories are known primarily through the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, his student who became one of Berlin's primary modern architects.

In addition to presenting five of Gilly's most influential essays, this volume contains previously unpublished archival records that clarify the intellectual context in which Gilly developed his thoughts on architecture. A catalog of Gilly’s personal library is especially illuminating.
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