fischer von erlach, johann bernhard

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fischer von erlach, johann bernhard

Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural historian whose Baroque style, a synthesis of classical, Renaissance, and southern Baroque elements, shaped the tastes of the Habsburg empire. Fischer's works include the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (1694-1702) and the Kollegienkirche (1696-1707), both in Salzburg, and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1695-1711) in Vienna. His Entwurf einer historischen Architektur (1721; A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture) was the first successful comparative study of architecture.

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