Karl Friedrich Schinkel's most popular designs date from 1834 and 1838 and were his last major projects in which he presented his ideal of architecture in brilliant drawings and watercolors.
Klaus Jan Philipp studied art history, archaeology and history in Marburg and Berlin. From 1988 to 1990 he worked as a free-lance at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main. Philipp is professor of architectural history at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste in Hamburg. He presented his research on neo-Classical architecture in 1997.