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Detlef Lienau

(1818–87). Born in Schleswig-Holstein, he was trained in Germany and in Paris under Labrouste (from whom he derived his Classicism). Settling in the USA in 1848, he developed a ...

Lienau, Detlef

Lienau, Detlef (17 Feb 1818)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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..., Detlef ( b Ütersen, Holstein , 17 Feb 1818 ; d New York , 29 Aug 1887 ), architect of Danish origin. Lienau was educated in Stettin and Berlin, where he was trained in carpentry. He pursued further study at the Königliche Baugewerksschule in Munich and by 1842 had moved to Paris, where he spent five years in the atelier of Henri Labrouste . Late in 1848 Lienau arrived in New York, and by 1850 he had established an extensive practice, designing both private and public buildings. His first important commission was Grace Church ( 1850–53 ),...

Lienau, Detlef

Lienau, Detlef (1818–87)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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..., Detlef ( 1818–87 ) Born in Schleswig-Holstein, trained in Germany and in Paris (under Labrouste , from whom he derived his Classicism ), he settled (1848) in the USA where he developed a thriving practice in NYC. His work was eclectic, ranging through Rundbogenstil , Gothic , French Second Empire , Italianate , Picturesque asymmetrical, to a nondescript, even dour manner from which French influences, however, were not entirely obliterated. He designed several large blocks of town-houses in NYC, including the Rebecca Jones group, Fifth Avenue and...

Detlef Lienau

Detlef Lienau  

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(1818–87).Born in Schleswig-Holstein, he was trained in Germany and in Paris under Labrouste (from whom he derived his Classicism). Settling in the USA in 1848, he developed a thriving practice in ...
Hardenbergh, Henry Janeway

Hardenbergh, Henry Janeway (6 Feb 1847)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...Henry Janeway ( b New Brunswick, NJ , 6 Feb 1847 ; d New York , 18 Mar 1918 ), architect . Hardenbergh trained ( 1865–70 ) in the office of Detlef Lienau in New York. After setting up his own practice, Hardenbergh built ( 1871–3 ) a chapel, a library (destr.) and a geology building (destr.) at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, a commission obtained through family connections. Success came after 1879 , when he built the Vancorlear, an early apartment block, on W. 55th Street, New York. This building brought him to the attention of Edward S....

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