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Leonhard Christopher Sturm and a Classical Antidote

Leonhard Christopher Sturm and a Classical Antidote

Rejecting the curvilinear lines, projections, and recesses that were in vogue at the time, Sturm designed his facades to be more in keeping with the French and Dutch baroque model than with the livelier German version. Notwithstanding these aesthetic sensibilities, his use of classical orders in this facade is irregular in strictly architectural terms: the giant Corinthian columns of the portico are curiously paired with a Doric entablature decorated with triglyphs.

 

Image from: Sturm, Leonhard C. Vollständige Anweisung grosser Herren Palläste starck, bequem nach den Reguln der antiquen Architectur untadelich und nach dem heutigen Gusto schön und prächtig anzugeben. Augsburg: J. Wolff, 1718.

 

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