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Gottfried Semper
An analysis of the architectural designs of Gottfried Semper, particularly the first and second Dresden Hoftheater.
# 100363 | 1,685 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 26, 2007 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European)

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This paper discusses the life and works of Gottfried Semper who was a nineteenth century German architect. It specifically analyzes the first and second Dresden Hoftheater designs that he created. It discusses Semper's major contributions to architecture, both as a theorist and as an architect. The paper includes some pictures of his designs.

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Gottfried Semper
Dresden Hoftheater

From the Paper:

"Semper made major contributions to architecture both as a theorists and as an architect. His career was divided by his time outside of Germany, but his most notable structures were created and built in Germany. His second design for the Hoftheater can be seen to this day, for the structure is still in existence and still used as an opera house, benefiting not only from Semper's exterior designs but from the interior and the elements that Semper added to the stage in relation to the audience."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clayton, Anthony and Alan Russell. Dresden: A City Reborn. New York: Berg, 1999.
  • Curl, James Stevens. "Gottfried Semper: Architect of the Nineteenth Century." Architectural Review (August 1996 ).
  • Curl, James Stevens. "Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicism." The Architectural Review, Volume 216, Issue 1289 (July 2004), 97.
  • Edgell, George Harold and Fiske Kimball. A History of Architecture. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918.
  • Farmer, Ben and Hentie Louw. Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought. London: Routledge, 1993.

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