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|Architect||Johann Fischer von Erlach||
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|Location||Vienna, Austria map|
|Date||1715 to 1737 timeline|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
"(The) Karlskirche, begun in 1715, in Vienna, is dedicated to Carlo Borromeo, the Italian cardinal and saint of the Counter Reformation. What is most extraordinary about this structure is the successful coherence of its design despite a seemingly irreconcilable eclecticism. In front of a longitudinally placed oval nave stands an unusually wide facade composed of a bizarre combination of elements. A Corinthian hexastyle temple portico on top of a stepped podium, archaeological in its fidelity to Roman temple fronts, represents the entrance to the church..."
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. p370-1.
Sources on Karlskirche
Pierre Charpentrat. Living Architecture: Baroque. London: Oldbourne Book Co., 1967. NA1116.C513. section drawing, p91.
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. plan, aggregate as whole diagram, p165. transformation diagram, p208. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1702.010. PCD.2260.1012.1702.009.
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. ISBN 0-13-044702-1. NA200.T7. p370-1. available at Amazon.com
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