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Architecture and Truth in Fin-de-Si Cle Vienna


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Juni 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Leslie Topp investigates how "truth" in Viennese architecture at the turn of the twentieth century could be interpreted in a variety of ways, including "truth" to purpose, symbolist or ideal "truth," and ethical notions of authenticity. Drawing on newly uncovered archival materials, Topp offers a new interpretation of familiar buildings, demonstrating how they encompass utopianism, hyper-rationality, and subjectivism. She also explores the relationship between Viennese modern architecture and contemporary painting, psychiatry, fashion, labor issues, and anti-Semitic politics.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. The Secession Building: multiple truths and modern art; 2. The Purkersdorf Sanatorium and the appearance of science; 3. The Postal Savings Bank: pragmatism and 'inner truth'; 4. The Michaelerplatz Building, an honest mask.

Pressestimmen

'Architecture and Truth in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna provides a welcome reading of how architects innovated in concert with institutions. It offers many insights.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
EAN: 9780521822756
ISBN: 0521822750
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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