Royal Residences In Brandenburg Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155394107

Published: May 3rd 2010

Paperback

52 pages


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Royal Residences In Brandenburg  by  Books LLC

Royal Residences In Brandenburg by Books LLC
May 3rd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 52 pages | ISBN: 9781155394107 | 5.78 Mb

Chapters: Sanssouci, New Palace, Orangery Palace, Stadtschloss, Potsdam, Bornstedt Crown Estate, Charlottenhof Palace, New Chambers, Cecilienhof. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 50. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Sanssouci, New Palace, Orangery Palace, Stadtschloss, Potsdam, Bornstedt Crown Estate, Charlottenhof Palace, New Chambers, Cecilienhof. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 50. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. The palace was designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to fulfil King Fredericks need for a private residence where he could relax away from the pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court.

This is emphasised by the palaces name: a French phrase (sans souci) which translates loosely as without worries or carefree symbolising that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power. The palace is little more than a large single-storey villamore like the Chateau de Marly than Versailles. Containing just ten principal rooms, it was built on the brow of a terraced hill at the centre of the park.

The influence of King Fredericks personal taste in the design and decoration of the palace was so great that its style is characterised as Frederician Rococo, and his feelings for the palace were so strong that he conceived it as a place that would die with him. Because of a disagreement about the site of the palace in the park, Knobelsdorff was fired in 1746.

Jan Bouman, a Dutch architect, finished the project. During the 19th century, the palace became a residence of Frederick William IV. He employed the architect Ludwig Persius to restore and enlarge the palace, while Ferdinand von Arnim was charged...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=514476



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