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The Ecclesiastical Rococo in
Austria, Bohemia, and Germany
Italian Precedent Transformed
St. Charles Borromeus, Vienna, by J.B.Fischer
von Erlach, 1713-15
St. Charles Borromeus
S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice,
1565, by Andrea Palladio
Is it rococo or baroque?
Architecture in the
Austro-Hungarian
empire after the Thirty
Years’ War often
exhibited the qualities
of “Machtkunst.”
St. Nicholas on the Small Side,
Prague (Bohemia)
1702-51 designed by
Christoph Dientzenhofer,
dome completed by
Killian Ignaz Dientzenhofer
Is it rococo or baroque?
Jesuit Church of St.
Nicholas on the Small
Side, Prague
Church of Il Gesu, Rome
The curvilinearity of the
illusionistic paintings in
combination with the
actual curvilinear
rhythms of the
architecture create a
kind of warpage of the
space.
The Asam Brothers
at Weltenburg and Rohr
Religious Experience Evoked
through Material
The Benedictine Abbey Church
of Sts. Martin and George at
Weltenburg (Bavaria)
1716-1751 by Cosmas Damian Asam
with Egid Quirin Asam
The façade of the abbey church
Former Augustinian Abbey
Church of the Assumption of the
Virgin at Rohr (Bavaria)
1717-19 by Cosmas Damian Asam
with Egid Quirin Asam
The Pilgrimage Church of the
Fourteen Saints
(“Vierzehnheiligen”) (Bavaria)
1742ff by Balthasar Neumann
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