Paulus Decker’s Architecture

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Paulus Decker (1677-1713)

Epitomizing the German Baroque, Decker’s copperplate engravings were the fruition of his work as an architectural theorist. His seminal publication of 1711 –  Fürstlicher Baumeister, oder Architectura Civilis  – served to compile these engravings which were in some respects regarded as a typology of architecture, complete only with very brief accompanying text. This was a work of idealism, not intended to be actualised as architectural plans, but rather to serve as instruction and inspiration for the art of the opulent German Baroque.


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