Skip to main content

Voit, August von

Voit, August von (1801–70). German architect. He studied under Gärtner from whom he imbibed an affection for the Rundbogenstil. Among his buildings may be cited the Churches of St Michael, Homburg (1839–41), St Ludwig, Speier (1834–6), and the Stadtpfarrkirche, Weissenhorn (1864–9). Called to Munich by King Ludwig I of Bavaria (reigned 1825–48) in 1841, he designed the remarkably severe Glasmalerei-Anstalt (1843–6—destroyed 1945—influenced by Schinkel's Bauakademie, Berlin), the fine Neue Pinakothek (1843–5—de-stroyed 1945), several prisons (e.g. Nuremberg (1864–7) and Munich (1866–70) ), and the Glaspalast, Munich (1853–4—destroyed 1945— inspired by Paxton's Crystal Palace, London). He also designed (1851–3) a water-garden for King Maximilian II (reigned 1848–64), conservatories in the Botanic Gardens, Munich, and a huge and lavish winter-garden (1866–8— destroyed 1897) on the roof of the Residenz, Munich, for King Ludwig II (reigned 1864–86), which gained world-wide admiration.

Bibliography

Hütsch (1981);
Mittlmeier (1977);
Nerdinger (ed.) (1987);
E. Roth (1971)

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Voit, August von." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Voit, August von." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/voit-august-von

"Voit, August von." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Retrieved August 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/voit-august-von

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.