J. B. Fischer von Erlach (BOK)

Esther Gordon Dotson

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Though little known in the English-speaking world, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was one of the most important and influential European baroque architects. The buildings that he designed for the emperor of Austria and his courtiers reveal an element of theatricality-an element that author Esther Gordon Dotson probes in this attractive volume. In his architectural designs, Fischer incorporated devices from ceremonial pageantry and scene design, controlled lighting effects, and a sense of dramatic progression in approaching and moving through a building. Dotson identifies these various elements in her close reading of Fischer's structures, and splendid new photographs, taken by Mark Richard Ashton, bring them to life on the printed page. The author also delves into Fischer's past and his writings to explain the impact his awareness of architectural history, his early employment by designers of street-festival pageants and his relationships with others involved in such staged productions had upon his architectural designs. Dotson guides readers in discovering the theatrical qualities in Fischer's buildings, illuminating their conceptual liveliness, variety, drama, and enduring beauty.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Esther Gordon Dotson
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300166682
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 22,6cm x 27,9cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 974 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Mark Richard Ashton Emner og form Architecture, History of art / art & design styles, Individual architects & architectural firms, Art & design styles: Baroque