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Competing visions : aesthetic invention and social imagination in Central European architecture, 1867-1918

Author: Ákos Moravánszky
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, cop. 1998.
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This is a comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. Although scholars have recognized the contributions of Viennese  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ákos Moravánszky
ISBN: 0262133342 9780262133340
OCLC Number: 185664036
Description: xv, 508 s., [16] pl.-s. i färg : ill.
Contents: Introduction - the identity of an imaginary region; the city as political monument; antiquarian and individualist historicism; Art Noveau - the will to style; Imperial Realism - the aesthetics of the Wagner Circle; the search for a national style; the ornament - salvation or crime?; folded facades - Cubism and empathy; classicism as style, classicism as attitude; the architecture of social reform.
Responsibility: Ákos Moravánszz.

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"Moravanszky has broken new ground in this study devoted to thearchitecture and city planning of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Rather thanfocusing on one region or country within the empire, Read more...

 
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