Preliminary Investigations for the Restoration of the Wies Church

Petzet, Michael (1987) Preliminary Investigations for the Restoration of the Wies Church. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 447-452. [Book Section]

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Together with the Palace of Würzburg by Balthasar Neumann, the Wies Church is one of two buildings in Bavaria to be recorded oon the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Built by Dominikus Zimmermann between 1746 and 1754,this pilgrimage church in its special setting at the foot of the Alps represents the culmination of Bavarian Rococo: a unique "Gesamtkunstwerk" that attracts more than a million visitors a year. In 1984 the Wies Church had to be closed because of serious deterioration of the interior shell of the domed, centrally-planned building: sectionf of plaster and stucco are dangerously loose and even the famous ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann have cracks and cavities.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Petzet, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monument; church; deterioration; restoration; assessment of damage; preliminary work
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Wies Church, Bavaria, Germany
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 18:02
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 18:02
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/733

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