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Download: Liechtenstein Palaces in Vienna from the Age of the Baroque

Download: Liechtenstein Palaces in Vienna from the Age of the Baroque

1985 | 56 Pages | ISBN: 0870993992 | PDF | 17.4 MB

It is astonishing that the impressive artistic development of the imperial city of Vienna after its liberation from the Turkish menace in 1683 was stimulated and supported more vigorously by the leading families of the aristocracy than it was by the Hapsburg rulers. Although the military success of the Hapsburgs provides the historical and economic as well as psychological background for the flowering of ” Vienna gloriosa,” the imperial court did not function as an important patron of the arts until relatively late, during the reign of Charles VI (1711-40). Until then it was the great aristocratic families of the empire who, in the years around 1700, turned Vienna into a Baroque city and a European art center.

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