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German family of architects. They were active in the Rhineland in the 15th century.

(1) Johann Dotzinger (fl 1432–48/9). He is named from 1432 as Master of Works at Basle Minster, but the gap in the Minster account books from 1449 makes it impossible to establish when he ceased to be active there. The tabernacle that was built to his plans between 1435 and 1438 (destr.) must have been a most impressive and rich structure. The east and south walks of the large cloister were designed by Johann: the east walk was built under his direction, and the south walk was at least begun by him. The walls were retained from an earlier structure, so the window mouldings and vaults may be attributed to Johann.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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