Architecture and Urban Planning in Fin de Siècle Vienna: Experimentation, Modernization, and Traditionalism
- Viennese Churches
- Adolf Loos vs. Otto Wagner
This exhibit explores the stylistic, cultural, and historical forces that shaped architecture and urban planning in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. This project centers on the significant buildings, urban sites, infrastructure development, key architects, the planning of the Ringstrasse, as well as the creation of the Prater park, examining the multiple layers of the city, the built landscape and urban life past, and our present experiences of the city through image, video, sound, and narrative.
This exhibit was created during the Spring 2011 course, "Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire", an interdisciplinary course in the 360 Degree program, taught by History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel and Professor of German, Imke Meyer of Bryn Mawr College.
We must thank Professors Imke Meyer and Christiane Hertel, Digital Collections Specialist Cheryl Klimaszewski, digital technology assistant Jennifer Lopatin, and our fellow classmates for all of your enthusiasm and guidance through this project, and finally, Bryn Mawr College, for supporting our research both local and abroad.
Ariel Rosenstock '11, Jillian Payne-Johnson '12, Alison Whitney '13
Welcome TriCo! We suggest you begin here. This page includes a brief orientation on how to navigate our exhibit.
This gallery presents the historical, social, political, and spatial forces that shaped the development of the Ringstrasse.
Expansion, transportation, and technology in Vienna: how was the city transforming during the close of the nineteenth century?
This gallery examines the architectural design and history of four prominent Viennese churches.
How did the Secession influence architectural design in turn of the twentieth-century Vienna?
This gallery explores how achitects Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner shaped the architecure and design discourse during 1900 Vienna.
This section focuses on what constitutes public space and how the traditional park unction of community, congregation and conversation work in these small spaces.
This page includes works cosulted and cited, as well as other informative resources.