This volume, part of the Archipockets' series, is packed with dazzling four-color photographs of exteriors and interiors, detailed plans, generous layouts and brief, comprehensive texts. Karl Friedrich Schinkel (Prussia 1781-1841 Berlin) was appointed Surveyor to the Prussian Building Commission shortly after the Franco-Prussian war. He designed a series of buildings that became symbols of Prussia's cultural ambitions and national pride. The general disenchantment with France led Schinkel to design in a Neo-Greco style that symbolically recalled the political and moral freedom of Athenian Greece. Text in English, German, French and Italian.