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|Architect||J. M. Olbrich||
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|Location||Vienna, Austria map|
|Building Type||art center|
|Construction System||masonry, metal|
|Notes||Symmetrical composition with a singular ornamental dome|
|Discussion||Sezession House Commentary
"Its crowning element, based on a sketch by Klimt, was inscribed with the slogan: 'The time our art, the art our freedom.' Planned as a covered courtyard structure, the building provided for gallery space on all sides of a large top-lit rectangular exhibition hall in the centre."
"The general form of the crowning element sketched by Klimt included, in a vague outline, both the battered pylons and the gilded laurel motif with its dedication to Apollo. This last was rendered by Olbrich as a perforated metal dome, suspended between four pylons and set above profiled planar masses..."
Kenneth Frampton and Yukio Futagawa. . p100.
Sources on Sezession House
Howard Davis. Slides from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1702.016. PCD.2260.1012.1702.015. PCD.2260.1012.1702.014. PCD.2260.1012.1702.013.
Kenneth Frampton. Modern Architecture 1851-1945. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. ISBN 0-8478-0506-9. LC 83-61363. NA642.F7 1983. ground floor plan, p101. section, p101. Available at Amazon.com
Peter Gossel and Gabriele Leuthauser. Architecture in the Twentieth Century. Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-8228-0550-5. exterior photo from side, discussion, p64.
Ian Latham. Joseph Maria Olbrich. New York: Rizzoli International Publications NA1011.5.04 L37. ISBN 0-8478-0230-2.
John Julius Norwich, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1975. exterior photo, p222. Reprint edition: Da Capo Press, April 1991. ISBN 0-3068-0436-0. An accessible, inspiring and informative overview of world architecture, with lots of full-color cutaway drawings, and clear explanations. available at Amazon.com
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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