New PDF release: Baroque Churches

By Caroline Cannon-Brookes

ISBN-10: 0600016439

ISBN-13: 9780600016434

London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969. high quality hardcover in positive dustjacket, no markings, ARCH505851. 1st Print. challenging conceal. Fine/Fine. eightvo - over 7

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In general Baroque architecture (Late Baroque in Italian terms) began to be developed in Austria, and in particular in Salzburg, about a decade earlier than elsewhere in the Germanic lands, while the full Rococo style is hardly found in Austria at all, except in the Tyrol which must be treated artistically as a subdivision of Bavaria. Further, the Rococo style is developed in Bavaria a decade earlier than in either Saxony or Prussia, and the somewhat independent Guarinesque tradition of Baroque architecture is strongest in Bohemia and Franconia.

In the following 20 years he was responsible for an astounding number of buildings both in an orthodox Baroque style and in his own special form of Gothicism. His important works were mostly for abbeys and to a certain extent he reflects growing Bohemian national pride, which tended to be identified with the glories of Bohemian Late Gothic architecture. As the abbeys damaged in the Thirty Years War came to need attention abbots increasingly demanded that their Romanesque or Gothic buildings should be restored rather than demolished and replaced by Baroque buildings as in Austria and South Germany.

The central rotunda short and the vaults and columns were constructed of wood plastered over. the abbey church of Ban:, near Coburg, by Johann Dientzcnhofer. 171(M8. The splendid vault is articulated by a series of broad cwved ribs, which carry on the upwards movement Far left, built of the pilasters and lace the stria litre together. The main spaces arefrescoed by M. Steidl. 41 42 of the abbey church of Caspar Moosbrugger began the Left, the facade Einsiedeln. church in 1719 but after his death Thomas Meyer took over and completed it convex facade in is Salzburg, but the scale vertical elements are berg, Swabia and Switzerland.

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