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Wagner, Otto

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Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1918 AD, at 76 years of age.

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1841 - Born on the 13th of July in Penzing, Vienna, Austria.

 

1864 - He started designing his first buildings in the historicist style.

 

1880 - Became a proponent of Architectural Realism.

 

1890 - He had already designed several Juqendstil buildings.

 

- Designed a new city plan for Vienna, but only his urban rail network (the Stadtbahn) was built.

 

1894 - He became Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

 

1896 - He published a textbook entitled Modern Architecture in which he expressed his ideas about the role of the architect.

 

1897 - Founded the "Vienna Secession" artistic group. From his idea he developed a style that included quasi-symbolic references to the new forms of modernity.

 

1918 - He died at the age of 77 on April 11th.


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