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Ihne, Ernst Eberhard

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T039905

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(b Elberfeld, May 23, 1848; d Berlin, April 21, 1917).

German architect. He trained as an architect in Karlsruhe and Berlin before spending two years (1870–72) at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He returned to Germany and set up practice in Berlin in 1878, concentrating mainly on the design of country houses in the fashionable German Renaissance styles. Ihne’s contribution to late 19th-century German architecture was twofold. First, with Robert Dohme (1845–93), he drew attention to and propagated the new type of domestic design and planning that had developed in England and that was later taken up by Hermann Muthesius. Secondly, Ihne became from the 1890s one of the most important architects of the 19th-century imperial German Baroque school. The commission for Schloss Friedrichshof (1889–94; now a hotel), near Kronberg im Taunus, for Empress Victoria, widow of Emperor Frederick, marked the foundation of both developments in Ihne’s work. Although he had been to England as early as ...

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