Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer

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Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer
Jan Vilímek - Kilian Ignác Dinzenhofer.jpg
Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer by Jan Vilímek.
Born (1689-09-01)1 September 1689
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Died 18 December 1751(1751-12-18) (aged 62)
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
Nationality Bohemian
Known for Architecture
Notable work(s) St. Nicholas Church in the Lesser Town of Prague,
St. Nicholas Church in the Old Town of Prague,
Kinský Palace in the Old Town of Prague
Movement Baroque (Radical Baroque of Bohemia)

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (Czech: Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer) (1 September 1689, Prague – 18 December 1751) was a Bohemian[1] architect of the Baroque era. He was the fifth son of the German architect Christoph Dientzenhofer and a Bohemian (Czech) mother[2] and a member of the well known Dientzenhofer family of architects. As an architect he co-operated with his father and with Jan Santini Aichel.

Among Dientzenhofer's buildings are the Church of St. John of Nepomuk, the St. Nicholas Church, and the Vila Amerika and Kinský Palace in Prague. He also built numerous churches and secular buildings in other towns of Bohemia. Many of his later projects were realized by his pupil and son-in-law Anselmo Martino Lurago.

Projects[edit]

St Nicholas Church, Old Town Square, Prague
Kinsky Palace. Prague
St. Magdalene Church. Karlovy Vary

In Prague[edit]

  • Vila Amerika, Nové Město (1717–1720), nowadays Antonín Dvořák museum
  • Convent of Benedictine Monastery in Břevnov (about 1717)
  • St. John Nepomuk church in Hradčany, Kanovnická str. (1720–1728)
  • Redesign of st. Loreto (Loreta) in Hradčany (1723)
  • Baroque redesign of church st. Thomas (sv. Tomáše) in Malá Strana (1725–1731)
  • Villa Portheimka in Smíchov, Štefánikova str. (1725)
  • House By Two Turtle Doves, Nosticova 5 (1726)
  • Church of st. John Nepomuk, Vyšehradská str. (1730–1739)
  • St. Bartholomew church in the Old Town (1731)
  • St. Nicholas church on Old Town Square (1732–1735)
  • Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Resslova str. (1730–1740)
  • Completion of St. Nicholas (sv. Mikuláše) church in Malá Strana (1737–1751)
  • Goltz-Kinsky Palace on Old Town Square (1755–1765)
  • Piccolomini Palace (Savarin), Na Příkopě 10 (1743–1751)

Outside of Prague[edit]

  • All Saints Church in Heřmánkovice (1722–1726)
  • St. Magdalena Church in Karlovy Vary (1729–1730)
  • Castle Ploskovice near Litoměřice
  • Castle Meziměstí near Broumov
  • Church of st. Clement in Odolena Voda (1733–1735)
  • St. Vaclav monastery in Broumov (1727–1735)
  • Many churches around Broumov
  • Cistercian monastery Plasy (1739)

Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiroutek, Jiří; Miloš Kruml; Martin Kubelík (200ř). Historická architektura : Věda, výzkum, praxe: sborník k poctě Milana Pavlíka. Jalna. p. 131. ISBN 80-901743-1-0. 
  2. ^ Jiroutek, Jiří; Miloš Kruml; Martin Kubelík (200ř). Historická architektura : Věda, výzkum, praxe: sborník k poctě Milana Pavlíka. Jalna. p. 131. ISBN 80-901743-1-0. 

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