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Andreas Nierhaus

Born 1978 in Graz, Nierhaus studied art history and history in Vienna. He has lectured at the University of Vienna's Department of Art History since 2004. From 2005 to 2008 he was a research associate at the Commission for Art History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2008 he is curator of the architectural collection at the Vienna Museum. His research focus is on architecture and fine art from 19th to 21st century, as well as architecture and mediality. Most recently published: Otto Wagner (2018). His current book published by Residenz Verlag: Otto Wagner - Meine angebetete Louise (2019, jointly edited with Alfred Pfoser).

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Coverabbildung von "Meine angebetete Louise"

Otto Wagner Andreas Nierhaus (Edited by) Alfred Pfoser (Edited by) - My beloved Louise!

The Architect's Diary 1915-1918

October 26th 1915 was a fateful day for Vienna's leading architect and city planner. It was the day his wife Louise, 18 years his junior, died of cancer. Wagner had started to keep a diary when Louise was first diagnosed and continued to regularly record his memories of better days and comments on current developments. He intended the diary to be a memorial to is unparalleled love for Louise, yet it also reveals the misanthropic despair of a great artist. He considered himself to be at the peak of his craft and felt a Habsburg victory was close, bringing fresh opportunities to realise his plans. But old age afflictions and the miseries of WW1 took a growing toll on his day-to-day life. Rampant anti-Semitism, suffering and paranoia increasingly defined his thoughts. Three years on, the death of this patriarch coincided with the end of the Habsburg empire.

Coverabbildung von "Otto Wagner"

Andreas Nierhaus (Edited by) Eva-Maria Orosz (Edited by) - Otto Wagner

Otto Wagner war einer der Wegbereiter der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts, der mit Bauten wie der Wiener Stadtbahn, der Postsparkasse und der Kirche am Steinhof Schlüsselwerke der Moderne schuf. Als Antwort auf den Historismus entwarf Wagner eine strahlende, rationale Zukunftsarchitektur, die auf Zweck, Material und Konstruktion beruhte. Seine radikalen Entwürfe, die er in spektakulären Zeichnungen visualisierte, waren ein Befreiungsschlag für die Vertreter der Moderne, für die Hüter der Tradition dagegen blanke Provokation. Auch aus diesem Grund blieben zahlreiche Projekte Papier. Der reich illustrierte Band enthält Beiträge renommierter Expertinnen und Experten sowie den ersten kommentierten Katalog sämtlicher Arbeiten Wagners und verspricht, das Standardwerk zum Schaffen des Architekten zu werden.