Otto Wagner
Austrian, 1803-1861
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In the preface of his book, Modern Architecture (1895), Otto Wagner emphatically declared: “THE BASIS OF TODAY’S PREDOMINANT VIEWS ON ARCHITECTURE MUST BE SHIFTED, AND WE MUST BECOME FULLY AWARE THAT THE SOLE DEPARTURE POINT FOR OUR ARTISTIC WORK CAN ONLY BE MODERN LIFE.” Following this cri de coeur, Wagner abandoned …

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