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Die Steinerne Glocke im Tragwerk der Frauenkirche zu Dresden

Medium: journal article
Language(s): German
Published in: Bautechnik, , n. 7, v. 70
Page(s): 402-414

The stonemade "bell" in the structure of the Dresden "Frauenkirche"

The Dresden Cathedral of Our Lady ("Frauenkirche") created by George Baehr in the first part of the 18th century was not only th most important architectural example of Lutheran sacred buildings but also an excellent work of civil engineering because of the eminent bell-shaped design of the dome. Unfortunately the static concept of a self-bearing stonemade "bell" categorically proclaimed by George Baehr had to remain a vision as the theoretical know-how required for the constructive realization of this idea did not exist at this time. G. Baeh'rs and G. Chiaveri's opinions will be interpreted and also the thesis will be demonstrated that the so-called "archaeological" (i.e. appyling Baehr's historical design, traditional methods, and remainders of genuine building material) reconstruction of G. Baehr's concept can be realized.

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