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Hendrik Petrus Berlage

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Works Commodities Exchange, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1897 to 1909.

Christian Science Church, at The Hague, Netherlands, 1925 to 1926

Municipal Museum, at The Hague, Netherlands, 1927 to 1935.

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Biography Hendrik Petrus Berlage

(b. Amsterdam, Netherlands 1856; d. The Hague, Netherlands, 1934)

Hendrik Berlage was born in Amsterdam in 1856. He studied architecture under Gottfried Semper at the Zurich Institute of Technology during the 1870s after which he travelled extensively through Europe. In the 1880s he formed a Partnership in Holland with Theodore Sanders which produced a mixture of practical and utopian projects. A published author, Berlage held memberships in various architectural societies including CIAM.

A visit Berlage made to the U.S. in 1911 greatly affected his architecture. He was particularly influenced by the organic, wood-based work of Henry Hobson Richardson, Louis H. Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Considered the "Father of Modern architecture" in the Netherlands and the intermediary between the Traditionalists and the Modernists, Berlage's theories inspired most Dutch Modernist groups including De Stijl, the Amsterdam School and the New Objectivists. He received the British Royal Gold Medal in 1932.

Berlage died at The Hague in 1934.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. NA 40.I45. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. p 22.

Resources Sources on Hendrik Petrus Berlage

Pieter Singelenberg. H. P. Berlage : Idea and Style - The Quest for Modern Architecture. Utrecht: 1972.

  

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