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
Died18 December 1751(1751-12-18) (aged 62)
NationalityBohemian
Known forArchitecture
Notable work
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
MovementBaroque (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 the Bohemian German ethnics Maria Anna Aichbauer (née Lang), the widow of the architect Johann Georg Achbauer the Elder,[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)
  • St. Laurent Church in Chodov
  • 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]

  • Milada Vilimkova, Johannes Brucker: Dientzenhofer. Eine bayerische Baumeisterfamilie in der Barockzeit. Rosenheimer Verlagshaus, ISBN 3-475-52610-7
  • Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Bd. 3, S. 650-51
  • Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte der böhmischen Länder, Band I., S. 247-248, ISBN 3-486-44051-9
  • Hans Zimmer: Die Dientzenhofer. Ein bayerisches Baumeistergeschlecht in der Zeit des Barock. Rosenheim 1976
  • Joachim Bahlcke u. a.: Handbuch der historischen Stätten Böhmen und Mähren, Kröner-Verlag, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-520-32901-8
  • Dehio-Handbuch der Kunstdenkmäler in Polen Schlesien, München / Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-422-03109-X
  • Erhard Gorys: DuMont Kunst-Reiseführer Tschechische Republik, ISBN 3-7701-2844-3
  • Knaurs Kunstführer Tschechische Republik, ISBN 3-426-26609-1
  • Tichy, Franz: Studie zu Sakralbauten des Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer. München 1996, ISBN 3-88073-519-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiroutek, Jiří; Miloš Kruml; Martin Kubelík (1995). Historická architektura : Věda, výzkum, praxe: sborník k poctě Milana Pavlíka. Jalna. p. 131. ISBN 80-901743-1-0.
  2. ^ http://www.sueddeutscher-barock.ch/In-Meister/a-g/Dientzenhofer_Kilian_Ignaz.html

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