Found project: Frauenkirche


    Project : Frauenkirche

    Language variant : Church of Our Lady

    Architect : Bähr, George

    Completion: 1743 (original building)

    Locality : Dresden

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Baroque

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    Description :

    The Baroque style was powerfully attractive to many architects of an anti-Catholic persuasion, for instance Georg Bähr, builder of the Frauenkirche in Dresden.

    Dresden was a Protestant capital but its art and architecture were wholeheartedly Baroque. The Frauenkirche, begun in 1726, is Protestant only in its emphasis on preaching rather than the administration of the sacraments; indeed its interior, with its tiers of galleries, was more like a theatre than a church. Completely destroyed in 1945, it was reconstructed from 1997 onwards.

    Sutton, Ian: Western Architecture, A Survey from Ancient Greece to the Present, Thames and Hudson, London 1999, pp. 168 & 187.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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