Peter Thumb

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Peter Thumb (1681–1767) was an Austrian architect whose family came from the Vorarlberg, the westernmost part of Austria. He is best known for his Rococo architecture, mainly in Southern Germany.[1] Outstanding examples of his work include the pilgrimage church at Birnau on Lake Constance and the monastery library at the Abbey of Saint Gall, Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

His works include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ For discussion about the Baroque and Rococo trends in his work see Hitchcock, Henry Russell. Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany. Phaidon 1968, Chapter IV, Peter II Thumb.
  2. ^ See Hitchcock, 1968, 166-173 for discussion about Thumb's involvement with the abbey church