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Fischer, Johann Michael (1692–1766)

  1. George Thomas Kurian

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0545

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Kurian, G. T. 2011. Fischer, Johann Michael (1692–1766). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


German Baroque architect who built 32 churches and 22 abbeys. Exuberant rococo decoration was his signature style.


  • fischer, Johann Michael (1692–1766);
  • German baroque architect;
  • benedictine abbey at niederaltaich;
  • benedictine abbey church, at ottobeuren;
  • baroque altars, having edicules;
  • west front of church, with a giant convex edicule;
  • fischer's buildings, triumphalism of counter-reformation