Joseph Hueber

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Joseph Hueber
Weizbergkirche.jpg
Façade of the Weizberg Church in Weiz, Styria, Austria
Born 1715 or 1717
Vienna, Austria
Died September 26, 1787(1787-09-26)
Graz, Styria, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Architect
Buildings Admont Abbey Library,
Schloss Eggenberg Pavilion,
Herberstein City Palace (Graz)
Projects two tower façade of the Mariahilferkirche, Graz,
converstion to Baroque style of Bistrica Castle in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia

Joseph Hueber, (1715 or 1717 – 1787), was a significant Austrian baroque master builder who studied under Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt.[1]

Buildings & Projects[edit]

Among his most notable achievements are the Parish Church of Our Lady on the Weizberg in the Styrian town of Weiz and the Pilgrimage Church of St. Veit in Sankt Veit am Vogau.[2] His most significant work is the famous library at the Admont Abbey. He also supervised the construction of a baroque pavilion for the park at Schloss Eggenberg in the Styrian capital of Graz as well as the conversion of the Schloss Eggenberg theater into a baroque palace chapel, Our Lady of the Snows.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "weiz.at". Stadt Weiz. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electronic Journal Literatur Primär". Franz Krahberger. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Kaiser, B. Schloss Eggenberg. Graz: Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2006, p. 205. ISBN 3-902510-80-3 (available in German or English editions through the Universal Museum Joanneum)

Literature[edit]

  • "Der Barockbaumeister Joseph Hueber". in: Bilder aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Beiträge zur Kultur- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. (Weiz - Geschichte und Landschaft in Einzeldarstellungen. Hrsg. v. Leopold Farnleitner. 5), Weiz 1958, S. 40 - 44.