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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Design and Culture - The Majolica House

Derided as hideous beyond measure when it was first built, Otto Wagner’s Majolica House marks a pivotal point in the architect’s career. Turn-of-the-century Vienna was a crucible of artistic experiment, as architects such as Wagner, and his students Josef Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann, turned away from the eclectic historicism that had marked Viennese architecture.

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