Andreas Kreul

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach 1656–1723 [Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach 1656–1723]

Staging of relation

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, one of the most important architects in the baroque era, was born in Graz. The 350th anniversary of his birth was celebrated in 2006. For the first time since 1976, this new monograph by specialist Andreas Kreul gives the latest findings on Fischer's life and work.

A detailed account of Fischer von Erlach's œuvre is set out, each work with a brief introduction, together with a comprehensive list of research literature.

According to current research, many works attributed to Fischer are no longer considered to be his. The author documents the opinions and the errors made in research since the first monograph (1895) by Albert Ilg.

With over 3,500 titles, this offers a comprehensive survey of Austrian baroque architecture with reference to Fischer von Erlach.

In an introductory essay on the "Staging of Relation", the author analyses the aesthetic principles behind Fischer's buildings, placing them in the context of contemporary philosophy, particularly that of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
The colour photographs taken especially for this book make it a feast for the eye.

Über den Autor

Details zum Buch
Pages 448
Format 22 x 28 cm
Binding Harcover with dust jacket
Price € 19,95
ISBN 978-3-7025-0534-9
Language German

Categories: Architecture | History