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date: 19 September 2019

Knoblauch, (Carl Heinrich) Eduardlocked

(b Berlin, Sept 25, 1801; d Berlin, May 29, 1865).
  • Eva Börsch-Supan

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(b Berlin, Sept 25, 1801; d Berlin, May 29, 1865).

German architect. He introduced the forms of the Schinkel school into Berlin’s private housing. He studied at the Berlin Bauakademie (1819–28), but in 1824, when the Bauakademie was separated from Akademie der Künste, Knoblauch and his friend Friedrich August Stüler founded the Architekten-Verein zu Berlin, to make up for the loss in artistic instruction. His numerous private houses (as many as 50 between 1830 and 1850), were mostly in an Italianate style, amongst them the Villa Knoblauch (1835) at Potsdamer Strasse 105, a square block with gables on two sides; the Villa Hänel (1839), a symmetrical building with belvedere and roof terrace; the Villa Pflug (1859) at Alt-Moabit 117–8, with interiors by Bernard Kolscher; the Palais Arnim-Boytzenburg (1857) at Pariser Platz 4; and the Russian Embassy (1840–41; destr. 1945) at Unter den Linden 7. Other buildings included the Weidinger hospital (...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]