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(2005): Der Architekt Leonhard Romeis (1854-1904). Master of Arts, Faculty of History and the Arts, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. [PDF, 603kB]

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Leonhard Romeis (1854-1904) was an architect of historism and professor at the school of applied arts in Munich. He designed arts-and-crafts objects, sacral and profane buildings in various styles, as well as a group of mansions and villas in Munich which can almost all be catagorized under the "German-Renaissance" style. In this thesis this nearly forgotten architect's life and works will be reconstructed and presented. Two of his houses commissioned by the artists Eduard von Grützner and Ernst Ludwig Plaß will be analysed. The characteristics of his design are illustrated by comparing these two buildings with his other houses. Moreover the buildings will be classified in the context of Munich artists’ houses at the end of the 19th century. As the villa for Ernst Ludwig Plaß is part of a twin house it basically does not differ from its counterpart, the villa for municipal schools inspector Georg Kerschensteiner. However when designing houses for Eduard von Grützner and Anton Hess, Romeis had to integrate a collection of work of arts and furnishing in the houses and therefore had to adapt the houses to the collected objects. Romeis' buildings were modelled on timber framing from Franconia (Bavaria) and Architecture from South Tyrol. Basic structures of front plan and elevation have been adopted from the South Tyrolian Renaisance-Style. After the evaluation and classification of Romeis' buildings the appreciation of his producing by his coevals will be discussed. At the end of the text a catalogue of the one-family-houses and villas in Munich and the sourrounding area designed by Leonhard Romeis can be found.

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