Quality vs. History: Schinkel's Altes Museum and Prussain arts policy

Moyano, Steven
December 1990
Art Bulletin;Dec90, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p585
Academic Journal
Considers the relationship between Karl Friedrich Schinkel's design for the Altes Museum in Berlin (1822-30) and the collections presented in the building in the context of State patronage. Absolute aesthetic standards; Goal of immediate visual transparency in the museum; Schinkel's desire to prepare the viewer; Evaluation of the first design in 1823; Schinkel's discussions of the notion of Anschaulichkeit in Classical architecture.


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