Karlskirche, Vienna 1716 Fischer von Erlach Patron: Austrian Emperor
Karlskirche (“ The Holy Roman Emperor Rediscovers the Empire”)
Karlskirche, section (note double dome)
Karlskirche, interior detail
Karlskirche, interior ceiling
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London 1675 Sir Christopher Wren
St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, 1675 Sir Christopher Wren (Norwich 188) “Baroque in England”
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Side view. Note: coupled pilasters and false windows.
Aerial view showing the continuous screen wall on the upper story, which conceals the buttressing of the nave and choir and presents a suitably monumental appearance for the building.
View of the nave from the dome.
Section; note the triple dome - the middle brick cone supports the weight of the masonry lantern while he inner and outer domes are timber framed and proportioned for aesthetic effect inside and outside.
Wren's sleight of hand in the crossing piers to achieve the appearance of the dome resting on a continuous circuit of eight equal arches becomes apparent in this print.