Schizophrenic architecture

Born in 1850, Karl Junker was a young and talented architect in Germany when, in his 30s, chronic schizophrenia set in. His one and only building project--his own ornate, highly detailed house in Lemgo, a space he filled with carved furniture, sculptures, and panel paintings--made tangible in its dazzling complexity the interior reality of the man. Read John MacGregor's Raw Vision profile of Junker and his house. (Additional photos here and here.)

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