Monday, December 9, 2013

Jakob Prandtauer

Jakob Prandtauer (1660-1726) was an Austrian Baroque architect who was trained as a stonesman. One of his famous works is the Kremsmunster Abbey.  Kremsmunster Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in Kremsmunster, Upper Austria.  The monastery was founded in 777 by Tassilo III.  The monastery suffered a lot during the Napoleonic wars and was slow to recover. 
Kremsmunster Abbey Church
Mathematical Tower with
Astronomical Observatories

Abbey Church Interior

Jakob Prandtauer also designed the Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery located in Austria.  This monastery is among one of the world's most famous monastic sites.
Melk Abbey
Click here for a video of the Melk Abbey

No comments:

Post a Comment