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Otto Wagner

geboren 1841 in Wien, gestorben 1918 in Wien. Er war der bedeutendste österreichische Archtiekt, Visionär und Stadtplaner Wiens.

Books

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.