This is the first book in English devoted to German baroque sculpture.
Around 1600, a new style of sculpture started to evolve and flourish in Central Europe and in the German-speaking lands. Dramatic wood and stone figures peopled the palaces, gardens and churches of Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Prague. These great works of art are little known outside Germany and Austria, partly because their colour and vivacity are so astoundingly different from the sculpture that was being produced in Italy, France and elsewhere in Northern Europe at that time. They are overpowering, and amongst the greatest works of art produced in Europe in the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking book explores their history and conveys their visual power.
List of Illustrations
Sculpture in South Germany 1600-40: Antecedents and International Currents
Small-Scale Sculpture and Patronage in Berlin and Vienna: 1630-1700
The Court of Saxony in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries
Munich and Bavaria in the Late Seventeenth and First Half of the Eighteenth Century
The Mid-Eighteenth Century in Bavaria
Sculpture in Prague c. 1650-1750
Sculpture in Vienna, Gurk, Würzburg and Trier. Ceramics.
Appendix I: Biographical List of Artists
Appendix II: List of Rulers and Patrons