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Realizing Conceptualizations of the St. Gall Plan

2D Models of the Monastery Plan:

Karl Lasius, 1876
Ernst Fiechter-Zollikofer, 1936
Karl Gruber, 1937
Alan Sorell, 1965
 

3D Models of the Monastery Plan:

Walter Horn, 1965
Historical Association of the Canton St. Gall, 1877
Walter Horn and Ernest Born, 1979
Hans Gelbhaar, 1991
Walter Studer, 1996

 

2D Models

Several scholars have created a two-dimensional rendering of their conceptualization of a monastery that might have been built from the Plan.

Karl Lasius, 1876

Karl Lasius

Shown first in: J. Rudolf Rahn, Geschichte der bildenden Künste in der Schweiz, Zürich 1876, 87 - 98.
Reproduced in: Walter Horn and Ernest Born, The Plan of St. Gall.

Ernst Fiechter-Zollikofer, 1936

Ernst Fiechter-Zollikofer

Shown in: Ernst Fiechter-Zollikofer, Etwas vom St. Galler Klosterplan aus der Zeit um 820
Reproduced in: Walter Horn and Ernest Born, The Plan of St. Gall.

Karl Gruber, 1937

Karl Gruber: Drawing

Shown in: Karl Gruber, Die Gestalt der Deutschen Stadt
Reproduced in: Walter Horn and Ernest Born, The Plan of St. Gall

Alan Sorell, 1965

Alan Sorell

Shown in: David Talbot Rice (Ed.), The Dark Ages, The Making of European Civilization, London 1965

 

3D Models

Some scholars realized their conceptualizations in three-dimensional models. We provide QucikTime Virtual Reality displays of four of the five known models. The links "base resolutions" or "high resolution" below create a new browser window with the Quicktime plugin. Each must load a QuickTime panorama of the given physical model and may take sevearl seconds to load. The size of the file to be downloaded is indicated on "mouse over". The panoramas initialize with a "plan view" of the model, then as you drag (select and hold) the cursor right or left across the scene the view will rotate the model. The QTVR models are courtesy of Michael and Barry Gross.

Walter Horn, 1965

Walter Horn: first model

Image of model first shown in Aachen as part of the 1965 exhibition, „Karl der Große, Werk und Wirkung“.
Model now in Museum Burg Frankenberg, Aachen.

Historical Association of the Canton St. Gall, 1877

Leemann: Model

Model in the Historical Museum of the City of St. Gall
QTVR model - base resolution : hi resolution

Walter Horn and Ernest Born, 1979

Walter Horn: Model

Model in the Lapidarium of the Abbey of St. Gall
QTVR model - base resolution : hi resolution

Hans Gelbhaar, 1991

Han Gelbhaar: Model

Model in the Library of the Abbey of St. Gall
QTVR model - base resolution : hi resolution

Walter Studer, 1996

Walter Studer: Model

Model in ETH Zürich
QTVR model - base resolution : hi resolution