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    Otto Wagner und die junge generation: inspiration, Rückzug, Kritik

    Topp, Leslie (2018) Otto Wagner und die junge generation: inspiration, Rückzug, Kritik. In: Nierhaus, A. and Orosz, E.-M. (eds.) Otto Wagner. Vienna, Austria: Residenz Verlag, pp. 118-125. ISBN 9783701734474.

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    Architects in Vienna would have engaged with modern cultural, artistic and literary tendencies – and with new infrastructures and technologies – without Otto Wagner. But the particular impulse Wagner represented was crucial for the younger architects around him, not only because his ideas, teachings and designs were so compelling, but also because he was a respected senior figure with clout, especially after he was made professor at the Academy. On the one hand, the architects who were just coming of age in the late 1890s were empowered by having a leader who was at once a revolutionary and part of the establishment, with all the publicity, opportunities and connections that his status brought with it. But they were also, over time, discouraged and disempowered by the realization that even Wagner, with all his advantages, often faced an immoveable wall of opposition in Vienna. This essay explores Wagner's impact on the next generation, with an emphasis on Joseph Maria Olbrich, Josef Hoffmann and Adolph Loos.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Otto Wagner and the Younger Generation: Inspiration, Withdrawal, Critique
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Leslie Topp
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 13:56
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:43


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