Tuesday, July 7, 2015

17C Man-made Landscapes of Bavarian Towns, Gardens, & Grounds by Michael Wening (1645-1718)



In landscape architecture, the built environment is understood to mean a man-made landscape, as distinguished from the natural environment.  The man-made, built environment is a material, spatial, & cultural product of human labor, that allows man to try to exercise some control over nature. Here man produces physical spaces to help meet his practical needs such as shelter & protection; working; producing sustenance; & courting & reproducing.  After man has met his basic needs, man's personal built environment also allows him to manipulate the surrounding ecological & geological conditions in an attempt to project his desired status, power, & image to others.

 Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Closter S. Salvator



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)  Adelmann castle.



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Aholming



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)  Castle Dobel



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Einspach



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Nidern grass Weissensee



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Pantzing



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Schonbrun



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Wildthurn



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Seat Kolersaich



Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Schloss Hermgiersdorf



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Schloß Schönburg



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Baumgartten



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Hauntzenbergsoll



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Hermastorff



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Jelnkoffen



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Lanquardt



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Lauterbach



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Münchsdorf



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Panbruck



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Peurbach



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Pillhofen



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Seldenburg



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Weng



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Castle Wurmsham



  Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Grafentraubach



 Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Riedenburg


17C Bavarian Gardens & Grounds by Michael Wening (1645-1718)



Numchen by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)

Michael Wening (1645-1718) was a Bavarian engraver known for his cityscapes & views of stately homes, castles & monasteries in the Bavaria of his day.  His concept was to publish a visual account of Bavaria’s 4 districts called Historico-Topographica Descriptio. He began in 1696, & had finished more than 100 drawings within the first 2 months.  The 1st volume appeared in 1701, but work on the other 3 volumes was delayed by Austria’s occupation of Bavaria.  At least 1 volume was published after his death in 1718. 


In landscape architecture, the built environment is understood to mean a man-made landscape, as distinguished from the natural environment.  The man-made, built environment is a material, spatial, & cultural product of human labor, that allows man to try to exercise some control over nature. Here man produces physical spaces to help meet his practical needs such as shelter & protection; working; producing sustenance; & courting & reproducing.  After man has met his basic needs, man's personal built environment also allows him to manipulate the surrounding ecological & geological conditions in an attempt to project his desired status, power, & image to others.



Berchtenstain Castle by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



Liechtenberg Castle by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)


Castle by Michael Wening (1645-1718) 


Haimbhausen Castle by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718) Detail  A great alternative view of the gardens & grounds from Michael Wening thanks to the Bavarian State Library & Daniel Seuffert of Munich, Germany.   





Residence of Willheim Herzog by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Wellenbrunn by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Arnbach Castle Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



Castle Taufkirchen by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Raittenbasslach by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Ranssboten by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



Sandibell by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)




 Jesuitenkolleg Ingolstadt by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Kloster Fürstenzell by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Kloster Gars by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Kloster Seligenthal Landshut by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Osterhofen Abbey by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Haidenburg by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Niederaichbach by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Niederstraubing by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloß Pähl by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Trausnitz by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Wolfersdorf by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Schloss Zangberg by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



Schloß Pähl by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)



 Wallfahrtskirche St. Salvator Bettbrunn by Michael Wening (Bavarian artist, 1645-1718)