Architectural Lantern Slides of Austria

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Austria during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include church exteriors and interiors, as well as monuments and statues to notable figures and ceremonial arches. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Churches

Architecture

Statues

Monuments

Cathedrals

Arches

Spatial Coverage

Austria

Vienna

Innsbruck

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Hofkirche owes its fame to the fact that it houses the monument to Maximilian I, although it was in fact the wish of the Emperor that the tomb be erected in the Schlosskirche at Wiener Neustadt, where he is actually buried; this was technically impossible. Emperor F…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Hofkirche owes its fame to the fact that it houses the monument to Maximilian I, although it was in fact the wish of the Emperor that the tomb be erected in the Schlosskirche at Wiener Neustadt, where he is actually buried; this was technically impossible. Emperor Ferdinand I decided to locate the monument to his grandfather in the Hofkirche, where it stands…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Hofkirche owes its fame to the fact that it houses the monument to Maximilian I, although it was in fact the wish of the Emperor that the tomb be erected in the Schlosskirche at Wiener Neustadt, where he is actually buried; this was technically impossible. Emperor Ferdinand I decided to locate the monument to his grandfather in the Hofkirche, where it stands in the nave. A massive marble sarcophagus rests in the centre, flanked by 28 bronze statues, ranged between the nave columns, repres…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Fischer’s masterpiece was the Karlskirche in Vienna (begun 1715). This unparalleled work was full of iconographical significance for Emperor Charles VI, whose votive church it was. Thus, for example, the great Trajanic columns flanking the entrance bear reliefs depicting scenes from the life of St Carlo Borromeo, to whom the church is dedicated (after the plague of 1713), the themes of which are Constancy and Fortitude. The columns also symbolize both the Pillars of Hercules (i.e. the Str…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The church was one of the first buildings to be built on the Ringstrasse.

    The church and name derive from the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, which he survived. The church was to be a votive offering for the rescue of Franz Joseph and “a monument of patriotism and of devotion of the people to the Imperial House.” The church was one of the first buildings to be built on the Ringstraße. Ferstel won the international competition (1855) for the Votivkirche when…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The church was one of the first buildings to be built on the Ringstrasse.

    The church and name derive from the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, which he survived. The church was to be a votive offering for the rescue of Franz Joseph and “a monument of patriotism and of devotion of the people to the Imperial House.” The church was one of the first buildings to be built on the Ringstraße. Ferstel won the international competition (1855) for the Votivkirche when…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01