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Joseph Effner
Birth: Feb. 4, 1687
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Feb. 23, 1745, Germany

Architect and Master Builder. Joseph Effner was born in Dachau, Bayern Province, Germany and died in Munich, Germany. A German master builder, landscape gardener and decorator, Joseph Effner descended from several generations of gardeners. Effner (originally opener) is the name of a Bavarian gardener and architect dynasty. In the beginning Joseph Effner likewise became a gardener. With an educational journey to Paris he resolved to give up the gardener's occupation according to his inclination, and to become a master builder. In 1706 Effner trained under the famous French architect, Gabriel Germain Boffrand in Paris, being greatly influenced by his style. Returning to Munich, Joseph Effner brought with him the latest developments in French taste. From 1715 to 1726 Effner was chief architect and Bavarian court master builder under the elector Bavaria Max Emanuel. In 1720, he was appointed the upper court master builder. As chief court architect, some of Joseph Effner's works include: Fürstenried Palace in Munich (1715–1717), Expansion of Park and Palace of Nymphenburg, a famous baroque complex and construction of the Pagodenburg (1716-1719), the Badenburg (1718-1721) Expansion of Schleissheim Palace (1719-1726), Construction of the Reiche Zimmer in the Munich Residence Palais Preysing in Munich (1723-1729), and Magdalenenklause, in a secluded wooded section north of the bosket close to the palace in 1725/28. The Effnerplatz in Munich, Germany is named after Joseph Effner, along with the Effnertunnel (in building). Also the street Effnerstrabe bears his name as well as a high school and gymnasium in his hometown of Dachau, Germany. The Bavarian chief court architect, Joseph Effner (1687-1745), began the flowering of the Regency and Rococo styles, and by doing so disengaged himself and other architects from the strict rules of the French School from which he was taught. In Baroque, the waved borders and embellished corner moldings increase the sensual effect of the frame. Typical of Effner frames are the freestanding plant stems, so-called stretchers.  (bio by: Sunshine) 
Frauenkirche Cathedral
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
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Record added: Nov 24, 2006
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