Augustusburg Palace, Bruhl, Paperback / softback Book

Augustusburg Palace, Bruhl Paperback / softback

Edited by UNESCO-Welterbestatte

Part of the DKV-Edition series

Description

Augustusburg Palace in Bruhl was entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984.

In this compact, generously illustrated book, several historians and art historians present the palace's history, superb architecture, grand gardens and exquisite interiors. Augustusburg Palace in Bruhl, a World Heritage site with spacious gardens, is the work of highly acclaimed European artists, including Balthasar Neumann and Francois de Cuvillies.

Clement-August of Bavaria, archbishop and elector of Cologne, engaged them to build and decorate what he intended to make his summer residence.

In his day Clement-August was one of the most brilliant dignitaries of the Holy Roman Empire.

In addition to the electorate of Cologne, he also ruled the dioceses of Hildesheim, Osnabruck, Paderborn and Munster, and was Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.

Augustusburg Palace and its gardens impressively demonstrate his demand for prestige. Johann Conrad Schlaun began the construction of the palace on the foundations of a medieval moated castle.

In 1728, Clement-August turned the project over to Francois de Cuvillies, who worked with such brilliant artists as Balthasar Neumann, Dominique Girard and Carlo Carlone.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages, 45 farb. und 2 s/w Abb., Grundrissen und einem Lageplan
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9783422022669

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