Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918

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Austrian architect.

From the description of Otto Wagner Correspondence, 1885-1917. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84548434

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Otto Wagner, known as the father of Vienna architects, was an architect, writer and teacher, whose followers included Josef Hoffman and J. M. Olbrich. Wagner studied architecture at the Vienna Polytechnic School (1857-1859) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1861-1863). His writings include Moderne Architektur (1895) and his (nearly utopian) work on urban design, Die Grosstadt (1911). Wagner's architectural designs mark the change from the historical styles of the 19th century (in Wagner's early designs this meant a sober use of Renaissance forms and details), to the modernism of the beginning of the 20th century. Most of his designs consist of private and public buildings in and around Vienna. In his designs (particularly after 1890s), writings and teaching, Wagner addressed one major issue: the search for new forms best suited for modern, urban life

From the guide to the Otto Wagner correspondence, 1885-1917, (Getty Research Institute)

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referencedIn Augenfeld, Felix, 1893-1984. Felix Augenfeld architectural records and papers, 1910-1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Otto Wagner correspondence, 1885-1917 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Otto Wagner : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Kostof, Spiro. Spiro Kostof Archive, 1962-1991. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918. Otto Wagner Correspondence, 1885-1917. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953. Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Ricker, N. Clifford (Nathan Clifford), 1843-1924. Transcripts and textbooks, 1873-1924. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992 Getty Research Institute
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associatedWith Augenfeld, Felix, 1893-1984. person
associatedWith International Congress for Modern Architecture. corporateBody
associatedWith Kostof, Spiro. person
associatedWith Lux, Joseph Aug. (Joseph August), 1871-1947 person
associatedWith Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953. person
associatedWith Mendelsohn, Luise, 1894-1980 person
associatedWith Moser, Koloman, 1868-1918 person
associatedWith Muthesius, Hermann, 1861-1927 person
associatedWith Olbrich, Joseph Maria, 1867-1908 person
associatedWith Ricker, N. Clifford (Nathan Clifford), 1843-1924. person
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Birth 1841-07-13

Death 1918-04-11




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