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Ulrich Knapp

German family of masons and architects. Thomas Daisenberger (1642–81), his son Matthias Daisenberger (d 1712) and his nephew Joseph Dossenberger (i) (b Wollishausen, nr Augsburg, 17 Feb 1694; d Wollishausen, 22 May 1754) were masons active in the region of Augsburg. In ...


Zilah Quezado Deckker

Spanish architect. He was one of the leading Baroque architects active in southern Spain in the early 18th century. His use of decoration earned him criticism as a ‘heretic’ by Neo-classical writers (e.g. Llanguno y Amirola). He started as an ensamblador, a carver of wooden retables, such as that of the high altar of S Lorenzo, Córdoba (...


Valeria Farinati

Italian architect, architectural editor and expositor, landscape designer, draughtsman and cartographer. His work represents the transition from late Venetian Baroque to Neo-classicism, which his studies of Palladio did much to promote in its early stages. His style, however, was never entirely free of the Baroque elements acquired during his formative years....


Vittorio Casale

Italian painter. He was a prolific painter who created many altarpieces and frescoes and whose increasingly restrained art marks the transition from Late Baroque to Neo-classicism. After a brief and unimportant apprenticeship with the engraver Cornelius Bloemaert, he entered the workshop of Ciro Ferri, and after Ferri’s death (...


Cynthia Lawrence

Flemish sculptor. A student of Artus Quellinus (ii), he became a master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp in 1698. He later worked in Denmark and northern Germany, most notably in Potsdam, where he was involved in the decoration of the Palace of Sanssouci for Frederick the Great. He had returned to Antwerp by ...


Heinz Horat

Swiss family of architects and artists. Paolo Antonio Pisoni (i) (b Ascona, 22 May 1658; d Ascona, 27 Feb 1711), son of Pier Paolo of Ascona, was a sculptor in wood; his surviving work includes several richly carved reliquaries, a bust associated with a relic in the parish church at Ascona and altars in the parish church at Quinto. ...