Rolf Achilles

Rolf Achilles is an Art Historian interested in sources of American architecture, especially during the later 19th century, and decorative arts, specifically glass and ceramics manufactured in central Europe during the 19th and 20th century.

Articles by Rolf Achilles

Neugotik: Brick Gothic in Germany, England, and the United States

Gottfried Semper wrote in 1846: “The impression made on the masses by a building is partly founded on reminiscences.”1 This certainly holds true for the Gothic, a style that for the masses has always evoked the awe of Christian grandeur and mysticism, if only in its soaring interiors and steeples.