Hermann Muthesius

Hermann Muthesius

Birth
Grossneuhausen, Landkreis Sömmerda, Thüringen, Germany
Death 26 Oct 1927 (aged 66)
Steglitz, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
Burial Nikolassee, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 11339019 · View Source
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Architect. Born in Neuhausen, Thuringen, Germany, after completing his professional studies held a position as architect in the Prussian Ministry of Public Works from 1883 to 1894. Then became Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cultural and technical attaché to the German Embassy in London and a central founder of the famed Deutsche Werkbund. Later was an independent archictect from 1904 to 1927 whose work is reflected in many buildings, private and public, throughout Germany, but especially in the Nickolassee area of Berlin. Authored numerous books including "Das englische Haus," still considered to be without equal. He believed architecture to be the Mother of the Arts and that if properly executed, an architectural work will speak an eloquent language beyond the spirit of its time. Best known for his residential villas. Sought to execute classicism built on Sachlichkeit--simplicity and sincerity. Was also appointed advisor to the Prussian Ministry of Trade in 1904 responsible for reforming the schools of arts and crafts, a position he held until 1926. Cause of death: industrial accident in Steglitz, Germany.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 11 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11339019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hermann Muthesius (20 Apr 1861–26 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11339019, citing Friedhof Nikolassee, Nikolassee, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .