Michael Hall

At home with the English

The English House<br /> by Hermann Muthesius

The English House
by Hermann Muthesius

In 1896 Hermann Muthesius, a Prussian architect and civil servant in his mid-thirties, arrived in London to work as a cultural and technical attaché at the German embassy. His mission, apparently instigated by the Kaiser, was to study the domestic architecture of the United Kingdom, a subject that was attracting international interest.

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