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Wandpfeiler. Literally a wall-pier or -column, the term is given to internal buttresses forming the walls of side-chapels or pierced with arches to form aisles in South-German Baroque churches, especially those of the Vorarlberg School (e.g. Thumb's Obermarchtal).


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