Found project: Kirche am Steinhof


    Project : Kirche am Steinhof

    Architect : Wagner, Otto

    Completion: 1907

    Locality : Wien

    Country : Austria

    Building style : Jugend/Art Nouveau

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    Description :

    Vienna looked back to Biedermeier, a chaste variant of the Empire style which obeyed the discipline of straight lines, and in which exquisite passages of ornament could be played against plain surfaces. In 1897 a group of artists and architects publicly dissociated themselves from official academic conventions and called themselves ’the Secession’. Its most significant figure was Otto Wagner. Wagner later seceded from the Secession, but his church of the Steinhof Asylum (1905) is still very much in its spirit, with its sensuous metalwork, mosaic and stained glass by leading Austrian artists. Steinhof Asylum church outside Vienna reveals the Secession’s links with classicism. Explicit reference to the orders is absent, but the cubic proportions, the dome and suggestion of a frieze look back to the Vienna of Maria Theresa.

    Sutton, Ian: Western Architecture, A Survey from Ancient Greece to the Present, Thames and Hudson, London 1999, pp. 294–295.


    The Kirche am Steinhof in Vienna is one of the most famous Art Nouveau churches in the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirche_am_Steinhof (June 22, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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