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Art nouveau in Vienna
Otto Wagner is the most well known architect of Austria. As a teacher at the architectural school, he introduced the Art Nouveau/Secession style and diffused it to his pupils. His masterpieces are famous : the underground stations (particlarly those of Karlsplatz and Schonnbrunn), the houses in Linke Wienzeile, the central post office. His first designs melt eclectism and rationalism with large glass roofs and steel. Around 1900, he introduced Secession patterns and stressed on the building decoration. In the 1910, the decoration integrates itself in the building structure.
These are the most famous works by Wagner
- for the underground : Hofpavillion Schönbrünn and Karplatz.
Villa Wagner I
Villa Wagner II
Various details of this magnificiant building with mosaics. The decoration fits well with the destination of the shop : two chemist allegories.
Portois & Fix
Potois & Fix is one of the most famous ceramics covered building of Vienna. Its decoration is much more geometrical than the Linke Wienzeile, 40 by Wagner. Nevertheless every detail have been designed by the architect including balconies (see below) and door handles
Other places to see :
Adolf Loos Building